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December 11, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 – The ‘Mars Climate Orbiter’ blasted off on a nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the probe disappeared in September of 1999, and was apparently destroyed because the scientists in charge of plotting it course had failed to convert English measures to metric values. This is one … Continue reading

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