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Don Savage
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1727)

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Cener, FLa

Veronica McGregor
Jet Propulsion Labortory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-5011

June 5, 2003
RELEASE : N03-056
NASA Names Mars Robotic Rovers
NASA will announce the names of the two Mars Exploration Rovers, at a special event, Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., Press Site auditorium.

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, LEGO Senior Vice President Brad Justus, and the elementary school student who submitted the rover's names, will participate in the event. The winning names were selected from more than 10,000 student entries in a contest managed for NASA by the LEGO Company.

The first of the two Mars Exploration Rovers, MER-A, is scheduled for launch no earlier than Sunday, June 8 at 2:05:55 p.m. EDT.

To attend the event, contact the KSC newsroom at: 321/867-2468.

For information about NASA, Mars Exploration Rovers, and space flight on the Internet, visit:


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