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    Contact: Lynn Teacher
    ABC Middle School

    Students from ABC Middle School Explore Martian Terrain

    Green Bay, Wis., 3/27/08 - Students from ABC Middle School in Green Bay, Wis. are preparing to use actual NASA data to launch their own rovers on the surface of Mars. Through the generosity of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, Lynn Teacher's students will showcase Space Explorers, Inc.'s Mars Explorer program at ABC Middle School on April 3, 2008 at 3 p.m.

    The Mars Explorer simulation is based on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. The simulation uses actual NASA data from several past Mars missions to recreate the Mars Exploration Rover experience. Students will operate rovers and perform activities derived from NASA's mission goals. While driving their rovers, students will capture thermal images of the Martian terrain, analyze rocks and soils, perform scans of the Martian sky, and determine which rocks they are going to sample on the surface of the Red Planet.

    "Mars Explorer provides an excellent hands-on opportunity for students to be involved in space exploration and learn more about Mars," said Lynn Teacher. "My students are thrilled to have the chance to explore the Red Planet."

    Students will demonstrate the simulation in the ABC Middle School computer lab.

    For more information about this special event, contact Lynn Teacher at 411-515-1234. To learn more about Space Explorers, Inc. and the Mars Explorer simulation, visit http://www.space-explorers.com or e-mail pao@space-explorers.com.

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