This closeup shows the size of the computer chip that holds about 35,000 laser-engraved signatures of visitors to the Mars Exploration Rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Chip with 35,000 Signatures

April 15, 2003
Prelaunch at Kennedy Space Center

This closeup shows the size of the computer chip that holds about 35,000 laser-engraved signatures of visitors to the Mars Exploration Rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It will be placed on the second rover to be launched to Mars; the first rover already has one. The signatures include those of senators, artists, and John Glenn. The identical Mars rovers are scheduled to launch June 5 and June 25 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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ID#:
PIA04851

Date added:
2003-11-07

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit, Opportunity

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/KSC