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LUNAR-A Moon Mission Gets an 'F'

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Science  26 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5811, pp. 445-446
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5811.445a

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TOKYO-- Earlier this month, Japan's space agency terminated its LUNAR-A mission to explore the moon's origin and evolution because its ambitious technology was still not ready to go even after delaying the launch for 12 years. (Read more.)