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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 5th Apr 2009

An Odyssey to the Red Planet

Artistic impression of the 2001 Mars Odyssey on martian orbit (c) NASA

As the Naked Scientists were all tied up in SciFest Africa this week, there's no roundup of this week's science news.  However, this was an exceptionally important week in science history, and Sarah Castor Perry celebrates the launch of the Odyssey mission in 2001...

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  • 00:34 - This Week in Science History - The Mars Odyssey Mission

    On the 7th of April 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched to orbit and survey Mars. It has supplied vital information for planning further Mars missions, and it's even had it's mission time extended! Sarah Castor-Perry explains more...

 

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