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Long trip from Medford to Mars for rover driver

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Matt Heverly starts each workday eagerly awaiting a message — one that must travel 215 million miles through the cold, dark, no man's land of outer space to reach him. That signal, sent from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover robot, contains a daily report, almost a finished checklist. There is data on analyzed soil samples, the weather, information on the robot's...