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NASA’s Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars – Space Ref

NASA’s Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars – SpaceRef

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NASAs Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars
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From: Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPosted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
NASAs 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched 20 years ago on April 7, making it the oldest spacecraft still working at the Red Planet. The orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarkes classic sci-fi novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (Clarke blessed its use before launch), was sent to map the composition of the Martian surface, providing a window to the past…

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