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Mars Drill
Links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts, May 11, 2005 interview with Carol Stoker, research scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, principal investigator for the Mars Drill field test project.

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2. Q: Please describe the test you will conduct on the Mars drill?

Stoker: "The purpose of the test is to basically, ah, do an end-to-end verification of the functionality of the system, ah, the complete system, which then will be, ah, after this - what we call an operational readiness test. It will then be taken apart and shipped to Spain, and then will be used in a simulation of a Mars drilling mission." (24 SECONDS)