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Lunar Launch on Hold
News story originally written on January 6, 1998

The Lunar Prospector was suppose to be launched last night. But things don't always turn out as we want them to! The radar that is needed to track the Prospector broke yesterday so the launch was delayed.

NASA hopes to fix the radar so that the Prospector can be launched tonight. Launch is planned for 9:28 p.m. EST. Stay tuned!

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