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NASA is inviting the public to choose an area in the northern Arizona where explorers will conduct part of annual Desert Research and Technology Studies, known as Desert RATS.

"Desert RATS 2010 is an annual test where NASA takes equipment and crews into the field to simulate the future planetary exploration missions," said Joe Kosmo, Desert RATS manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "We want the public to be take part of this."

From July 27th through August 8th, space enthusiasts can vote where to send the Desert RATS team, which includes led of engineers, scientists and astronauts.

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