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Rosetta ready to go!
News story originally written on February 26, 2004

Rosetta is the name of a spacecraft that will fly to a comet. Rosetta is supposed to blast off very soon. Bad weather stopped Rosetta from blasting off when it was supposed to on February 26, 2004. There are several more chances to launch Rosetta coming up over the next few weeks. Let's hope Rosetta can take off soon!

Part of Rosetta is supposed to land on a comet. If it works, Rosetta will be the first spacecraft to land on a comet. We will have to wait a long time to find out, though. It will take Rosetta ten years to get to the comet!

Are you interested in comets? If you are, you should look at our interactive comet animation.

Last modified February 25, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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