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Site last updated: April 10, 2000

April 10, 2000: Latest MGS images of the South Pole

April 7, 2000: JPL Names Naderi As New Head Of Mars Program Office

Mar 28, 2000: New Mars Management And Flight Projects Offices Created

Mar 28, 2000: Mars Program Assessment Report Outlines Route To Success


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All communication attempts with Mars Polar Lander have ended.

The latest Mars Global Surveyor images of the Martian South Pole are available here.

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