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Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Astronauts Locate Missing Mosquito

October 03, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Great Mosquito Hunt aboard space shuttle Endeavour is over. The insect was sucked into the filter of a fan and squashed, astronauts reported to the Kennedy Space Center. They had been looking for the intruder since first spotting it after they arrived in orbit Friday. The insect interlude did not interfere with the mission of the shuttle's powerful radar system to examine the Earth's surface. The radar scanned more volcanoes, including Sicily's Mt. Etna and Hawaii's Kilauea.

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