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Five years of Mars Express – a European success story
Now more than ever, Mars is the focus of planetary research. A week after the resoundingly successful landing manoeuvre of NASA’s Phoenix probe, scientists and engineers are celebrating the five-year anniversary of the launch of Mars Express, the first ever European planetary mission. The mission has already been extended a second time. "Mars Express has shown that Europe can assume a very important role in researching our solar system", says Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) while commenting on the Mars probe’s success.
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Created: 29/05/2008 11:20:00
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