Mars Orbiter Lost? A NASA spacecraft that was sent to Mars to study the planet's weather has apparently been destroyed due to a navigation error. Space agency officials say the Mars Climate Orbiter approached the red planet too closely early today, and crashed into its thin atmosphere. NPR's Richard Harris reports.
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Mars Orbiter Lost?

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Mars Orbiter Lost?

Mars Orbiter Lost?

Mars Orbiter Lost?

Only Available in Archive Formats.

A NASA spacecraft that was sent to Mars to study the planet's weather has apparently been destroyed due to a navigation error. Space agency officials say the Mars Climate Orbiter approached the red planet too closely early today, and crashed into its thin atmosphere. NPR's Richard Harris reports.