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Russian Mars Probe Doomed By Funding Shortfall

9 Jan 2012, 15:27 UTC
Russian Mars Probe Doomed By Funding Shortfall
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A crippled Russian Mars spacecraft is expected to reenter Earth's atmosphere this coming weekend -- the victim of funding shortfalls, an independent expert says.In a column published by our USA TODAY colleague Dan Vergano, space law attorney Michael Listner says the failure of Russia's Phobus-Grunt spacecraft can be linked to the same type of underfunding that doomed NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter

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