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Washington, DC Dec. 3, 1999- The National Space Society, in association with, will provide web visitors with continuous coverage of the NASA Mars Polar Lander mission beginning today, NSS Executive Director Pat Dasch announced.

NSS's web site will provide vistors the latest news on the historic third ever landing on the red planet, with news, feature stories, video, and real-time imagery and pictures from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "We hope visitors to our award-winning web site will follow this landing right down to the surface and through the first important images that the craft will return to Earth," Dasch said. "It promises to be both an important scientific mission as well as an exciting one," she added. NSS will also bring visitors official NASA press kits, mission plans, and graphics to better understand the Polar Lander's mission. Visitors can log on to to follow the events on the "Mars Mania" page.

The National Space Society, celebrating 25 years of space advocacy, is an independent nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its 20,000 members worldwide actively promote a spacefaring civilization living and working in thriving communities beyond the earth. Information on NSS and space exploration is available at For more information call 202-543-1900

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