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Green light for son of Sojourner

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By Adrian Cho NASA announced last week that it plans to send a six-wheeled robot to Mars in June 2003. At more than seven times the weight of the Sojourner rover that wowed Mars enthusiasts three years ago, the new robot will dwarf its predecessor—one of the few successful missions to the Red Planet in recent years. However, NASA will rely on the same landing technology to get the buggy there in one piece. Cushioned by airbags, the so-far unnamed rover will parachute to the surface,