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A Bird's Eye View of Mars
News story originally written on September 15, 1997
The Surveyor spacecraft made it to Mars last Thursday. Sending a spacecraft to Mars is a pretty tricky thing, so NASA is very happy that the Surveyor made it safe and sound.
NASA can communicate with the spacecraft even though it is so far away. And the Surveyor can send back information to Earth. It will send back maps of the Martian surface during its mission.
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