The 10 greatest hits and misses on Mars

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: May 20, 2008   View Article

Getting spacecraft to Mars is risky business. Internationally, fewer than half of the attempts have succeeded. When they make it, mission control explodes in cheers and geeky high-fives. When they fail, the silence is broken only by scientists and engineers trying to explain what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. Learn about ten hits and misses of Mars exploration.

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