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Dawn Mission Cancelled
Dawn Mission Cancelled
6 Mar 2006
(Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA has canceled a mission to visit two asteroids, five months after the program was put on hold because of cost overruns and technical problems. The Dawn spacecraft was supposed to lift off in June on a nine-year voyage to two of the solar system's largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta.

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