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Mars Climate Orbiter Space Probe Is Launched, Begins 9.5-Month-Long Journey To Red Planet

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December 14, 1998
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After a one-day delay, NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter blasted off launch pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today and hurtled skyward on a 9-1/2- month flight to Mars to embark on a study of the planet's climate and current water resources.

After a one-day delay, NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter blasted off launch pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today and hurtled skyward on a 9-1/2- month flight to Mars to embark on a study of the planet's climate and current water resources. The 24-hour launch delay will not change the spacecraft's arrival date at Mars on September 23, 1999, or alter its primary mapping mission.


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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Mars Climate Orbiter Space Probe Is Launched, Begins 9.5-Month-Long Journey To Red Planet." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 December 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214080229.htm>.
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (1998, December 14). Mars Climate Orbiter Space Probe Is Launched, Begins 9.5-Month-Long Journey To Red Planet. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214080229.htm
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Mars Climate Orbiter Space Probe Is Launched, Begins 9.5-Month-Long Journey To Red Planet." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981214080229.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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