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read the article 'NASA's Newest Mars Orbiter Passes Communications Relay Test'
November 17, 2006

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully tested another key part of its payload, a versatile radio for relaying communications with robots on the surface of Mars.
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read the article 'During Solar Conjunction, Mars Spacecraft Will Be on Autopilot'
October 20, 2006

For a brief time, the sun will get in the way of communications between Earth and Mars spacecraft, but mission teams are well prepared for this natural event called solar conjunction.
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read the article 'During Solar Conjunction, Mars Spacecraft Will Be on Autopilot'
October 20, 2006

For a brief time, the sun will get in the way of communications between Earth and Mars spacecraft, but mission teams are well prepared for this natural event called solar conjunction.
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read the article 'Winter Solstice on Mars: Rovers Look Forward to A Second Martian Spring'
August 7, 2006

August 8, 2006 is winter solstice on Mars, the shortest day of the Martian year. Having survived the heart of winter, more sunlight...and power!...will slowly be returning to the rovers.
read the article 'Winter Solstice on Mars: Rovers Look Forward to A Second Martian Spring' Read More
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read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Turns 5'
April 7, 2006

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey celebrates five years of exploration, returning spectacular images of features rarely seen on Earth and paving the way for future missions.
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read the article 'Spirit Struggles to Survive the Martian Winter'
April 4, 2006

More than two years after landing on Mars, Spirit can only drive on five wheels.
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read the article 'Baby Boomers on Mars'
March 20, 2006

Robotic baby boomers set expectations for next-generation explorers.
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read the article 'An Engineer's First Trip to Mars'
March 7, 2006

Tracy Drain ticks off the complex chain of mission planning and software programming required for NASA's latest Mars orbiter to reach its destination.
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read the article 'An Engineer's First Trip to Mars'
March 7, 2006

Tracy Drain ticks off the complex chain of mission planning and software programming required for NASA's latest Mars orbiter to reach its destination.
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read the article 'Spirit Discovers
March 2, 2006

After reaching the top of "Husband Hill," NASA's Mars rover finds that sizing up the terrain depends on the point of view.
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