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Russia to Make 2nd Attempt at Phobos Mission

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Russia to Make Second Attempt at Mars Moon Mission – Scientist

MOSCOW, October 15 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will take a second crack at bringing back dust samples from Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, after an attempt in 2011 ended in the spacecraft crashing back to Earth, a top scientist said Tuesday.

Russia’s next bid to recover material from Mars’ largest moon will take place between 2020 and 2022, Lev Zelyony, the director of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, said at a press conference.

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