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Russians Fight to Save Mars Probe After Mishap


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Russian Mars spacecraft

Russian space engineers working recently in Kazakhstan to prepare the unmanned spacecraft.

Credit: Russian Roscosmos space agency, via Associated Press

Russian space engineers scrambled Wednesday to salvage an ambitious science mission to Mars after the unmanned spacecraft became stranded in Earth orbit. If they are not successful, the probe, which is loaded with toxic fuel, could re-enter the atmosphere within days or weeks.

From The New York Times
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