August 10, 2003: More Mars NewsNASA has selected the machine they're going to send to Mars in 2007 as the first in their Mars Scout series -- a lander with a robot arm that will dig for water and analyze soil samples for signs of life. The lander, called the Phoenix Project, will be designed and built at the University of Arizona -- the very proud Tucson Citizen has the story.
Also of interest is one of the losing proposals, a Virginia-built rocket-powered airplane that would have been the first plane to fly on another planet. The Houston Chronicle has the story.
And don't forget, you can find out lots more about Mars just by picking up our own GURPS Mars or Transhuman Space: In The Well, available in fine game stores everywhere.
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