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Launch Services Program Series: MER-B

Tiffany Nail Host:
Tiffany Nail

MER-B Preparing for Launch:
This prelaunch program will give viewers an overview of the second MER rover's launch readiness, including the launch weather forecast, processing milestones and an in-depth look at the MER rover's mission.
Event Date: June 27, 2003
Program Began: 2:15 p.m. EDT

Joel TumbioloSpecial Guest:
Joel Tumbiolo
Launch Weather
Overview: Joel Tumbiolo will provide an overview of the weather forecast and any weather issues that may cause concern at launch time.
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Omar BaezSpecial Guest:
Omar Baez
NASA Launch
Overview: Omar Baez will review the Delta II and MER-1 'Opportunity' rover processing activities that have prepared the spacecraft for launch, and explain key countdown events.
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Steven SquyresSpecial Guest:
Steve Squyres
Overview: How would you handle being a robot geologist on a distant planet? Steve Squyres explains how 'Opportunity' is a MER rover on a mission!
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Prize Winners:
Stephanie from Edmonton - Launch Director's Board
Richard from Melbourne - Launch Director's Board
Stephanie from Edmonton - Mars Rover Board
Richard from Arcadia - Mars Rover Board

The individuals above are our Grand Prize Winners. They will each receive a MER program package comprising a mission poster, decal, patch and lapel pin.