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Nasa's Mars Pathfinder


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This is a model of the Mars Pathfinder mission. The lander bounced down onto Mars on July 4, 1997. The mission was the very first Mars mission to employ an airbag landing system. After bouncing about 15 times before rolling to a stop, Pathfinder deployed its petal-like solar array. The Pathfinder mission also carried along a microwave sized rover named Sojourner. After 87 sols of operation, the Pathfinder lander sent its last transmission without any spacecraft data before falling silent. In my build, Sojourner can be attached to Pathfinder or can be put near the Yogi rock. Pathfinder was the hardest part to build, but when finished I was quite pleased with how it came out in the end. The build contains 587 pieces. I think this would make a good set for any Mars fan or space enthusiast.

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