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Mars Science Laboratory

  • Emily Lakdawalla
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Curiosity began in the wreckage of NASA’s Mars hopes. Two spacecraft launched to Mars in 1998. Neither survived arrival. The twin disasters could have doomed NASA’s Mars program – again. But the American public enthusiastically supported a NASA search for Martian life following the announcement of possible fossils in a Mars meteorite recovered from Antarctica.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Lakdawalla
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  1. 1.The Planetary SocietyPasadenaUSA

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