NASA Lands Mars Land Rover on Christmas Land map

NASA landed the Mars Land Rovers Lookout and Christmas Landers on Christmas Day, and will land another Mars rover in the coming months.

The Land Rover team on Christmas day had to abandon plans to land on the Red Planet because of the threat of the wildfires burning on the Martian landscape.

The Lookout mission will take pictures of the Red Sea and will bring back information on water sources and terrain conditions.

The Christmas Lander will also bring back data on terrain conditions and water sources.

The missions will be used to gather data about Mars and other planets, which will be sent back to Earth to study the Red and Blue Planet.

NASA said in a news release that the rover landed on the Christmas Land site about 12:30 a.m.

PST on the slopes of Mount Sharp.

The Lookout is scheduled to land in a spot about 200 meters (656 feet) above the Red Desert.

The Christmas Land mission is being managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

It is part of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, which was launched in September 2006.

It will carry a suite of instruments to study Mars and its environment.

The mission is expected to take at least two years to complete.

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