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Delays in Mars Mission Will Ripple Across Space Science

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Science  12 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5908, pp. 1618
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5908.1618

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Faced with mounting technical glitches, last week NASA decided to delay its Mars Science Laboratory for at least 2 years, meaning the spacecraft will not get off the ground before fall 2011.