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ESA's ExoMars Proton-Rocket Mission Blasts Off --"To See if Mars is Alive"

Europe and Russia have successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft in a joint mission to probe for signs of life on Mars and bring a manned mission a step closer to flying to the Red Planet. The spacecraft, scheduled to arrive...
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