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NASA Extends Its TIMED Mission for Fourth Time

NASA's Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission has been extended again and this times it's been fourth.TIMED began an extended mission on Oct. 1, 2010 — its fourth extension since the original 2-year mission began in January 2002 — and will continue collecting and analyzing data through 2014.