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An Overview of the Mars '98 mission

The Mars '98 mission was made of two spacecraft called the Mars Climate Orbiter and the Mars Polar Lander. The Orbiter was going to orbit Mars and search for water. The Lander was supposed to land near the south pole. It would've used a robot arm to dig in the Martian soil! Cool!

The mission was suppose to build upon the discoveries of the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor missions. But, both spacecraft were lost when they reached Mars.


Last modified April 25, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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