Last-ditch efforts are underway to save Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), 200 million mi. from Earth and orbiting 230 mi. above Mars on an extraordinary voyage of scientific discovery. Spacecraft have gone missing at Mars before. But never has such an integrated spacecraft infrastructure in Martian orbit and on the surface, along with corporate and NASA control centers on Earth, been combined as part of a deep-space rescue operation. The radio systems of the Mars rover Opportunity and ...


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