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A More Cautious NASA Sets Plans for Mars

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Science  03 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5493, pp. 915-916
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5493.915a

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Twice burned by mission failures last year, NASA managers last week unveiled a new 15-year blueprint for Mars exploration. The revamped strategy allows for doing more science, but at a slower pace, while delaying a sample return until well into the next decade.