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Flotilla Is Heading to Mars Seeking End to Data Drought

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Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1075
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1075

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Next summer, if all goes well, the first Mars data in 15 years will begin streaming back to Earth thanks to three missions launched within a 4-week period this month and next: NASA's Global Surveyor, launched last week; Russia's Mars '96, scheduled for 16 November; and NASA's Mars Pathfinder, planned for 2 December.