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No Signal Heard from Mars Lander

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No Signal Heard from Mars Lander

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No Signal Heard from Mars Lander

No Signal Heard from Mars Lander

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The European Space Agency has yet to hear from Beagle 2, a 73-pound spacecraft that was due to land on Mars Thursday morning. The silence is not entirely unexpected, but authorities had hoped for prompt evidence of a safe landing. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and the BBC's Martin Redfern.