Japan re-thinking space plans

San Francisco (UPI) Dec 17, 2010 Japanese scientists say the recent failure of a space probe to achieve orbit around Venus will likely cause them to scale back their space program’s goals. While scientists work to figure out what caused the Akatsuki spacecraft to overshoot Venus on the night of Dec. 6, the miss – coupled with the 2003 failure of Japan’s only other interplanetary effort, the Nozomi mission to Mars – h

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