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Offline Colby

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RE: NASA Dawn Mission Told to "Stand Down"
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2005 09:31 AM »
That's unfortunate.

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RE: NASA Dawn Mission Told to "Stand Down"
« Reply #2 on: 01/22/2006 11:11 AM »
High costs, technical issues put asteroid mission on hold

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/space/3603379.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1529592

Even if NASA gives Dawn the green light, it would take another year for engineers to finish routine testing of the spacecraft, said mission principal investigator Christopher Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles.
"It's like running a relay race," Russell said. "You're on your last leg and the judges suddenly say, 'Stop.' You lose your momentum."

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