JPL Postpones Aiming Maneuver For Mars Polar Lander

A course-correction maneuver for the Mars Polar Lander has been postponed, while mission controllers redesign the mission. The routine fine-tuning of the polar lander’s course was originally scheduled for Thursday, but now will not be conducted until Oct. 18 or 20, said spokeswoman Mary Hardin of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.