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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Blasts Off

08/12/2005 8:30 AM

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida (US) this morning. The $720 million mission is divided into two parts. During its first two years, the orbiter will help build on NASA's knowledge of the history of ice on the planet. During the second phase of its mission, the orbiter will serve as a communications messenger between the robotic explorers on Mars and Earth.

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