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Launched on June 10th 2003 from Cape Canaveral, Spirit was the first of two golf-cart-sized rovers headed for Mars. Its mission involves working as robotic field geologist, and seeking out evidence as to whether the environment in particular regions on the planet might once have been capable of supporting life.

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