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March 26, 2001
NASA and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) today said researchers from the two agencies will continue a joint review of the initial results of NIMA's search for the missing Mars Polar Lander. This analysis is extremely challenging, and has thus far produced no definitive conclusions.
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March 19, 2001
The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) has been quietly scanning Mars pictures, looking for the Mars Polar Lander since early December 1999. According to a source close to the NIMA effort, photographic specialists at NIMA think they?ve spotted something. But NASA officials say it's too early to tell
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April 10, 2000
Two new photo mosaics, created with images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft now in orbit at Mars, may help scientists understand what materials make up the exotic, multi-layers of the South Pole.
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April 7, 2000
Dr. Firouz Naderi has been named manager of the newly created Mars Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, JPL Director Dr. Edward C. Stone has announced.
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March 28, 2000
A new office devoted to management of future Mars missions is being formed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, along with another new office that will oversee the implementation of space science flight projects, JPL Director Dr. Edward C. Stone announced today.
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March 28, 2000
An in-depth review of NASA's Mars exploration program, released today, found significant flaws in formulation and execution led to the failures of recent missions, and provides recommendations for future exploration of Mars.
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