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Still No Word From Mars Lander

December 5, 1999

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ NASA again heard no signal Saturday from the Mars Polar Lander, heightening fears that the $165 million mission may have ended in failure _ just like another Mars expedition three months ago.

A window of opportunity for contact with the still-silent spacecraft opened at 11:30 p.m. EST, and nothing was received.

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