Tuesday, November 11, 2003

IOL : Space probe set for festive Mars rendezvous

IOL : Space probe set for festive Mars rendezvous: "London - Europe's first-ever solo expedition to Mars is on course for a Christmas Day rendezvous with the Red Planet after surviving the greatest solar storm on record and a post-launch power loss, mission officials declared on Tuesday.

The European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft, Mars Express, is now 40 million kilometres from Mars and on December 19 will release - on schedule - a small robot lab to search for signs of life on the surface of Mars, they said."

Nice lil' transatlantic meeting on Mars for the Western New Year, good stuff.

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