Mars Polar Lander Spacecraft
April 4, 2003
Image of the Mars Polar Lander spacecraft being tested in the lab prior to launch. Mars Polar Lander and the attached Deep Space 2 probes were launched on January 3, 1999. The spacecraft was to have landed on Mars on December 3, 1999. However, contact was lost with the spacecraft, and the mission was a failure. The Mars Surveyor '98 program spacecraft development cost 193.1 million dollars.
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