June 19, 2019

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Happy Birthday Mars Odyssey!

Mars Odyssey as seen from Mars Global Surveyor in 2005.

Credit: NASA

An often overlooked but crucial mission celebrates its 13th full year in space today. On April 7th, 2001, a Delta II rocket lifted off into the late Florida morning from Cape Canaveral carrying the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Mars Odyssey was designed to study Mars from orbit and reached the Red Planet on October 24th of the same year. [Read more...]