The low points for views of the program were 43% in 1993, after NASA lost contact with the nearly $1 billion Mars Observer
, and 42% in 2013.
was the first interplanetary mission our company had worked on since we built some of the early Ranger lunar probes in the early 1960s, so we all took special pride in being a part of it.
Group), but BAA records are more extensive.
1993: Nasa's Mars Observer
is lost three days before it is due to enter orbit.
He was co-investigator of the Mars Observer
Magnetometer/ Electron Reflectometer Experiment, and is now a co-investigator of the same experiment on the Mars Global Surveyor Spacecraft, which has been in Mars orbit since 1997.
He also built its predecessor on the Mars Observer
spacecraft which was lost in 1993.
NASA's last attempt to orbit Mars failed in 1993, when Mars Observer
vanished three days before reaching Mars' orbit.
Are the pyramids on Mars natural mineral outcroppings or they remnant artifacts depicting a civic center from a long-vanished civilization launched a Mars Observer
back in 1992 to inter alia find out, but it abruptly stopped transmitting two years later before reaching its objective.
When they are wrong, as they have been since Apollo, you get the Mars Observer
, Hubble Space Telescope, and Challenger.
This September, the U.S.'s Mars Observer
spacecraft should go into orbit around "the Red Planet" and sends us back the first close-up images of Mars since the Viking spacecraft of the 70's.
While no genetic research currently under way is targeted at bringing Mars to life, the Mars Observer
Mission -- scheduled by NASA for 1992 -- will collect physical data that will help NASA decide whether to go ahead with a feasibility study of ecopoiesis on Mars, according to Haynes.
After NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer
spacecraft just days before its insertion into Mars' orbit in 1993.