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ASU Mars Education Program Wins Award From Science Magazine
2013-02-21 14:23:51

A key component of NASA’s Mars Public Engagement Program, MSIP is led by Arizona State University's Mars Education Program. This week the prestigious journal Science is announcing that this innovative, student-focused project will receive the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.

NASA Mars Odyssey Orbiter Gets Back To Work
2012-11-13 05:29:56

The Odyssey orbiter is not unlike most spacecraft, in that it carries a pair of redundant main computers. The purpose of this is so that the craft has a backup just in case one or the other fails to operate properly.

NASA Curiosity Team Changes From Mars To Earth Time
2012-11-07 08:12:07

It has been three months since NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover landed on the Red Planet. During this time, the team operating the mission has been operating on “Mars time.”

Mars Odyssey Switching Computers
2012-11-02 13:01:45

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, already the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, will switch to some fresh, redundant equipment next week that has not been used since before launch in 2001.

Mars Weather Report At Gale Crater
2012-09-29 05:18:57

NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back a Martian weather report, showing surprisingly mild daytime temperatures.

Odyssey Repositioned To Transmit Curiosity Landing To NASA
2012-07-25 07:56:50

In preparation for the upcoming Curiosity rover landing on the Red Planet, the Mars orbiter Odyssey has successfully repositioned itself into an orbital location that will allow for prompt confirmation to Earth of a successful landing.

NASA Engineers Fix Orbiter Millions Of Miles Away
2012-06-28 15:36:33

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter is back in business after the spacecraft found itself placed into "safe" mode earlier this month.

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Goes Into Standby Safe Mode
2012-06-10 04:45:32

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter put itself into a precautionary standby status early Friday, June 8, Universal Time (Thursday evening, Pacific Time), when the spacecraft detected unexpected characteristics in movement of one of its reaction wheels.


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