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Martian Landmarks Dedicated To Shuttle Columbia Crew Viewed by Spirit Rover

By SpaceRef Editor
February 2, 2004
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An image taken from Spirit’s PanCam looking west depicts the nearby hills dedicated to the final crew of Space Shuttle Columbia. Arranged alphabetically from left to right – “Anderson Hill” is the most northeast of Spirit’s landing site and 3 kilometers away. Next are “Brown Hill” and “Chawla Hill”, both 2.9 kilometers distant. Next is “Clark Hill” at 3 kilometers. “Husband Hill” and “McCool Hill”, named for Columbia’s commander and pilot respectively, are 3.1 and 4.2 kilometers distant. “Ramon Hill” is furthest southeast of Spirit’s landing site and 4.4 kilometers away.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

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