University of Leicester - Bridget's Martian diary date

June 17, 2010

A development model of the Mars Rover has gone on show to mark the beginning of work on a new Mars mission in 2018. The extraterrestrial vehicle, called Bridget, was unveiled to students and schoolchildren at the University of Leicester to mark the institution's involvement in developing instruments for the European-led ExoMars mission, which will study the chemical, geological and possible biological environment on the Red Planet in preparation for eventual human exploration. The event coincided with celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of space research at Leicester.

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