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As Curiosity continues to trot its way through space towards Mars, a NASA official acknowledged that the mission could still face trouble.
NASA is reviewing the future of one of the two rovers currently investigating Mars, and is hoping to the launch of the most up to date version of their robotic explorer in 2011.
NASA plans to launch a new exploration rover to Mars next fall, despite budget and technical concerns, a NASA official said Friday. "All indications are that they're still on track for the '09 launch," Doug McCuistion, director of the Mars Exploration Program, said at a teleconference.
This story was updated at 5:46 p.m. EDT. PASADENA, Calif.
NASA is investigating whether incorrect software commands may have doomed the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which abruptly fell silent last year after a decade of meticulously mapping the Red Planet.
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