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Space: Mars Exploration / Pathfinder / United States and Russia #174662

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 05, 1997
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.

(Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena: Ned Potter) NASA's communications problems with the land rover from the Pathfinder explorer on the surface of Mars featured; animation and images shown of the rover and the surface. [Mission manager Richard COOK, flight systems manager Brian MUIRHEAD, rover operator Brian COOPER - talk about the rover's mission on Mars.] The early surprises gleaned form information from the Pathfinder discussed.

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Information about Mars on the computer Internet featured; scenes shown from a cybercafe in New York City; details given of the kind of information available on the Web. Pictures from the space shuttle Columbia shown.

(Studio: Kevin Newman) The latest problem on the Russian space station Mir updated.

(New York: JuJu Chang) The study in contrasts of the space races in the US and Russia that are now cooperating presented. [Former astronaut John FABIAN; Moscow mission control Vladimir LOBACHEV - (thru translator), Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - say the United States and Russia are now partners in an integrated space program.] The space station Alpha that is being jointly constructed noted.

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Tomorrow's update on Mars exploration on This Week noted.

Chang, JuJu;
Newman, Kevin;
Potter, Ned

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