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Saturday, February 15, 2003



Russia to Launch Mars Express

Mars Explorer orbiter.
Mars Explorer orbiter.
Credit: ESA Medialab
Russia announced today that it would launch the ESA's Mars Express mission May 24th from Baikonur. The mission was originally scheduled for launch in March by the ESA.

The Mars Express mission's primary focus is to look for evidence of water on Mars. It also carries the Beagle 2 lander, which is considered the best chance yet to find evidence of life past or present on Mars.

(More info: Space Daily)


- posted by Brian @ 17:54 EST