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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, December 27, 2001'
December 27, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers of NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission report that the aerobraking phase is proceeding right on schedule and should be completed in early January.
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read the article 'All-Terrain Rovers May Scale Mars' Cliffs'
December 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA researchers are developing new prototype robots that can drive up steep hills and descend almost-vertical cliffs. Working alone or as a team, these autonomous robotic explorers may go where no rover has gone before -- the cliffs of Mars.
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read the article 'Ulysses Gets A New Partner In The Hunt For The Source Of Gamma-Ray Bursts'
December 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ulysses gets a new partner -- the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft -- in the hunt for the source of gamma-ray bursts.
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read the article 'The First Sulfur Eaters'
December 17, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists have found indications of a type of bacteria that consume sulfate and produce sulfide as a waste product, possibly one of the oldest known life forms on the planet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Friday, November 30, 2001'
November 30, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft report that Odyssey has reduced its orbit period to just under 10 hours.
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read the article 'Analyses show water stayed on Mars longer than previously thought'
November 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An analysis of high-resolution topographic maps and photographs, as well as recent studies of Martian meteorites suggest the presence of water on the Red Planet for a longer time scale than scientists had previously believed.
read the article 'Analyses show water stayed on Mars longer than previously thought' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, November 13, 2001'
November 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has now entered the main aerobraking phase of the mission.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, November 13, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Selects 10 Investigations for 2005 MRO'
November 9, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA today announced the selection of 10 scientific investigations as part of the 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. The 2005 mission will carry six primary instruments that will greatly enhance the search for evidence of water, take images of objects about the size of a beach ball, and search for future landing sites on the martian surface. The investigations selected include two principal investigator instrument investigations and eight facility team leader or member investigations.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey's First Look at Mars Is All Treat, No Trick'
October 31, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey gave mission managers a real treat this Halloween with its first look at the red planet. It's a thermal infrared image of the martian southern hemisphere that captures the south polar carbon dioxide ice cap at a temperature of about minus 120 C (minus 184 F).
read the article 'Mars Odyssey's First Look at Mars Is All Treat, No Trick' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, October 30, 2001'
October 30, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft took its first thermal infrared temperature image of Mars at approximately 1300 Universal time (5 a.m. Pacific time) today.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, October 30, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Odyssey Healthy and in Orbit Around Mars'
October 24, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission report the spacecraft is in excellent health and is in a looping orbit around Mars of 18 hours and 36 minutes.
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read the article 'The USA Returns to Mars'
October 24, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The United States returned to Mars last night as NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey fired its main engine at 7:26 p.m. Pacific time on Oct. 23rd (0226 UT on Oct. 24th) and was captured into orbit around the red planet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey in Orbit Around Red Planet'
October 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The United States returned to Mars tonight as NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey fired its main engine at 7:26 p.m. Pacific time and was captured into orbit around the red planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars, Ho!'
October 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After more than six months cruising through interplanetary space, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey is nearing its destination.
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read the article 'NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Poised to Arrive at Mars'
October 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After 200 days of travel and more than 460 million kilometers (about 285 million miles) logged on its odometer, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft will fire its main engine for the first and only time Oct. 23 and put itself into orbit around the red planet.
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read the article 'Scientists Track
October 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A pair of eagle-eyed NASA spacecraft -- the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Hubble Space Telescope -- are giving amazed scientists a ringside seat to the biggest global dust storm seen on Mars in several decades.
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read the article 'The Perfect Dust Storm Strikes Mars'
October 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Three months after it began, an awesome global dust storm on Mars is waning. Two NASA spacecraft have captured dazzling images of the planetary tempest.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Friday, October 12, 2001'
October 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Following last night's final planned course correction, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is now on target to enter Martian orbit later this month.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, September 17, 2001'
September 17, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft performed its third trajectory correction maneuver last night to fine-tune its flight path for arrival at Mars next month.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, September 17, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, August 20, 2001'
August 20, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, now 18.5 million kilometers (11.5 million miles) from Mars on its way to a rendezvous with the red planet on Oct. 23, remains in overall good health.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, August 20, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Having a Ball on Mars'
August 17, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An amusing accident in the Mojave desert has inspired a new kind of Mars rover -- a two-story high beach ball that can descend to the Martian surface, land safely, and explore vast stretches of the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Contracts Awarded for Mars Ascent Vehicle Concept Studies'
July 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Technology Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has awarded three industry contracts for the development of concepts for a small rocket that will lift science samples gathered by NASA's Mars Sample Return mission from the Martian surface and support their return to Earth.
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read the article 'Happy Anniversary, Viking Lander'
July 20, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On July 20, 1976, NASA's Viking 1 lander touched down safely on the surface of Mars, revealing an alien world that continues to puzzle scientists and tempt explorers.
read the article 'Happy Anniversary, Viking Lander' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Mars Landing'
July 17, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Twenty-five years ago, on July 20, 1976, NASA's Viking 1 lander soft-landed on the surface of Mars, becoming the first successful mission to land on the red planet, as well as the first successful American landing on another planet.
read the article 'NASA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Mars Landing' Read More
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read the article 'Planet Gobbling Dust Storms'
July 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An enormous dust storm exploded on Mars three weeks ago, shrouding the planet in haze and raising the temperature of its atmosphere a whopping 30 degrees C.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, July 16, 2001'
July 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

At 8:30 a.m. Pacific time today, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft passed the halfway point on its journey to Mars. It has been 100 days since Odyssey's launch and 100 days remain until it arrives at the red planet.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, July 16, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Dust Storm Swallows Half of Mars'
July 9, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The largest dust storm to be seen on Mars since NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft arrived in 1997 is currently raging across about half the planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Fine-tunes Flight Path'
July 2, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft fine-tuned its flight path for arrival at Mars in October as it performed its second trajectory correction maneuver this morning.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Fine-tunes Flight Path' Read More
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read the article 'A Close Encounter with Mars'
June 21, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Today Earth and Mars will be closer together than at any time during the last 12 years. Stargazers won't want to miss the Red Planet blazing bright in the midnight sky.
read the article 'A Close Encounter with Mars' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, June 18, 2001'
June 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is in excellent health as engineers continue to check out and evaluate the performance of its systems and science instruments during its early cruise phase.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, June 18, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Selects First Mars Scout Concepts for Further Study'
June 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The 10 most promising mission concepts of the 43 proposed to NASA for possible launch to Mars in 2007 were selected today to receive funding for six months of continued studies.
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read the article 'Brighter, Redder Mars to Illuminate Summer Nights'
June 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Hold on to your hats and keep a pair of binoculars handy: After a 26-month sprint around the track of the solar system, we are about to lap Mars again.
read the article 'Brighter, Redder Mars to Illuminate Summer Nights' Read More
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read the article 'Jellyplants on Mars'
June 1, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists are creating a new breed of glowing plants, part mustard and part jellyfish, to help humans explore Mars.
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read the article 'Unmasking the Face on Mars'
May 24, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New high-resolution images and 3D altimetry from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft reveal the Face on Mars for what it really is: a mesa.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 23, 2001'
May 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft performed its first trajectory correction maneuver this morning as it fired its thrusters to fine-tune its flight path for arrival at Mars in October.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 23, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'The Great Mars Rush'
May 15, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By the time you finish reading this sentence, you'll be 50 kilometers closer to the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 09, 2001'
May 9, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This morning, flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully tested the ability of the high-gain communications antenna to send and receive commands.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 09, 2001' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Space Weather on Mars'
May 1, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Future human explorers of Mars can leave their umbrellas back on Earth, but perhaps they shouldn't forget their Geiger counters! A NASA experiment en route to the Red Planet aims to find out.
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read the article 'Earth Day Portrait is First One Snapped by Mars Odyssey'
April 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft turned its multipurpose camera homeward last week and took its first picture -- a shot of a faint crescent Earth -- as the spacecraft heads off toward its destination, the planet Mars.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 19, 2001'
April 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This morning flight controllers turned the Mars Odyssey spacecraft and pointed the thermal emission imaging system at Earth and the Moon to calibrate the instrument. All calibration objectives were met.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 19, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 12, 2001'
April 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Due to a favorable launch trajectory on Saturday, flight controllers for Mars Odyssey have decided that they can postpone the first maneuver to fine-tune the spacecraft's flight path. All systems on the spacecraft are in excellent health.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 12, 2001' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Sunday, April 8, 2001'
April 8, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

One day after launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the Mars Odyssey mission continues to go exceedingly well.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Sunday, April 8, 2001' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'The Lure of Hematite'
March 28, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists think Mars has a bad case of rust. Martian soil is full of iron-bearing compounds that, over the eons, have reacted with trace amounts of oxygen and water vapor in Mars' atmosphere to form iron oxide -- the same chemical that covers innumerable rusty nails in garages and workshops on Earth.
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read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey; NASA's latest mission to Mars'
March 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

When NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey launches in April to explore the fourth planet from the Sun, it will carry a suite of scientific instruments designed to tell us what makes up the Martian surface, and provide vital information about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey; NASA's latest mission to Mars' Read More
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read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Set to Find Out What Mars is Made of (images)'
March 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

When NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey launches in April to explore the fourth planet from the Sun, it will carry a suite of scientific instruments designed to tell us what makes up the Martian surface, and provide vital information about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Set to Find Out What Mars is Made of (images)' Read More
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read the article 'The 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Press Kit Now Available'
March 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Press Kit is now available.
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read the article 'Magnetic Chains from Mars'
February 28, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Curious chains of magnetic crystals have turned up in a meteorite from Mars. Why didn't the single-file crystals collapse long ago into a magnetized clump? Scientists say ancient martian microbes may have kept them in line.
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read the article 'Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Microbial Life on Mars'
February 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An international team of researchers has discovered compelling evidence that the magnetite crystals in the martian meteorite ALH84001 are of biological origin.
read the article 'Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Microbial Life on Mars' Read More
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read the article 'Students Uncover Baffling Martian Boulders'
February 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In a case of beginner's luck, a group of international students, who won the chance to image Mars with a NASA spacecraft camera, have stumbled upon a surprising cluster of dark-colored boulders situated in the middle of light-colored terrain.
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read the article 'International Students Make History Imaging Martian Terrain'
February 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nine budding scientists can all pat themselves on the back, having become the first-ever elementary and high school students to direct a camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft and image Martian sites.
read the article 'International Students Make History Imaging Martian Terrain' Read More
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read the article 'Budding Young Scientists Set Their Sights On Martian Soil'
February 14, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For the first time ever, student scientists will direct a camera on board NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, currently orbiting the red planet, and image interesting sites on the Martian terrain.
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read the article 'NASA To Host 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference'
February 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ancient life on Mars, oceans on Europa, a rendezvous with an asteroid - these are just a few of the many fascinating topics that will be covered at the 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 12-16, 2001, at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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read the article 'Instrumental Precision In Robotic Studies On The Martian Surface'
February 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Science Potential of In Situ Investigations and Returned Sample Analyses
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read the article 'Richard Volpe Appointed Manager Of Mars Subsurface Technology'
February 9, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Richard Volpe, former manager of robotic autonomy architecture at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been named manager of JPL's Mars Regional Mobility and Subsurface Access Technology office.
read the article 'Richard Volpe Appointed Manager Of Mars Subsurface Technology' Read More
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read the article 'Carbonated Mars'
February 5, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Here on Earth the only way to make carbonate rocks is with the aid of liquid water. Finding such rocks on Mars might prove, once and for all, that the barren Red Planet was once warm and wet.
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read the article 'New Era Begins As Mars Global Surveyor Completes Prime Mission'
January 31, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which has collected more information about the red planet than all previous missions combined, completes its primary science mission today and begins a new era of continued exploration.
read the article 'New Era Begins As Mars Global Surveyor Completes Prime Mission' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Global Surveyor At End Of Primary Mission -- Start Of Extended Mission'
January 31, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars Global Surveyor's (MGS) main goal was to gather observations of the red planet over the course of one martian year (about 687 Earth days). On January 31, 2001, the Primary Mission of MGS was "officially" declared complete.
read the article 'Mars Global Surveyor At End Of Primary Mission -- Start Of Extended Mission' Read More
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read the article 'Solar Wind at Mars'
January 31, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The solar wind has slowly eroded the Martian atmosphere for billions of years -- transforming the planet into a barren desert.
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read the article 'James Graf Named Manager Of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project'
January 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

James Graf of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has been named manager of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
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read the article 'JPL Names Manager of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project'
January 26, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

James Graf of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has been named manager of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
read the article 'JPL Names Manager of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Global Surveyor Switches To Backup Reaction Wheel'
January 25, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Engineers operating NASA's highly successful Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which concludes its primary mission at the red planet next week, report that one of the spacecraft's reaction wheels, which helps stabilize the spacecraft's orientation, has turned itself off.
read the article 'Mars Global Surveyor Switches To Backup Reaction Wheel' Read More
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read the article 'Labeled MOLA Maps Of Mars'
January 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Global topographic map of Mars with major surface features labeled.
read the article 'Labeled MOLA Maps Of Mars' Read More
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read the article 'Top 10 Scientific Accomplishments From MOLA'
January 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On January 31, 2001, Mars Global Surveyor completed its primary mapping mission of Mars. The mapping mission consisted of the spacecraft observing Mars continuously for one full Mars year (687 days), in order to globally map the planet and monitor seasonal changes.
read the article 'Top 10 Scientific Accomplishments From MOLA' Read More
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read the article 'The Beagle 2 Landing Site - Part 2'
January 10, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On 20 December 2000, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of a landing site for the British Mars lander, Beagle 2, that will be carried to the red planet aboard ESA's Mars Express orbiter in 2003.
read the article 'The Beagle 2 Landing Site - Part 2' Read More
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read the article 'The Beagle 2 Landing Site - Part 1'
January 10, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On 20 December 2000, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of a landing site for the British Mars lander, Beagle 2, that will be carried to the red planet aboard ESA's Mars Express orbiter in 2003.
read the article 'The Beagle 2 Landing Site - Part 1' Read More
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read the article 'The Case of the Missing Mars Water'
January 5, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Plenty of clues suggest that liquid water once flowed on Mars --raising hopes that life could have arisen there-- but the evidence remains inconclusive and sometimes contradictory.
read the article 'The Case of the Missing Mars Water' Read More
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read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Arrives at KSC for Launch Preparations'
January 5, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The first major step toward NASA's return of a spacecraft to an orbit around Mars was achieved late Thursday night, Jan. 4, when the Mars Odyssey spacecraft arrived at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Arrives at KSC for Launch Preparations' Read More

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