October 24, 2001 5:32 AM   Subscribe

Success! Mars Odyssey 2001 is in orbit around Mars.
posted by rosvicl (7 comments total)
Although it may all be for nothing if the storms don't subside.

Foiled again!
posted by MarkC at 5:54 AM on October 24, 2001

How did you manage to do this, with the 24 hour post block thingy in place?
posted by adrianhon at 6:27 AM on October 24, 2001

Sounds like the CF template didn't pass along along all the variables before the error.
posted by tranquileye at 6:33 AM on October 24, 2001

the NASA news release and good photos of the Dust Storm on Mars... a little Mars Chronology
posted by presto at 6:48 AM on October 24, 2001

From Nasa: "The spacecraft will then begin its science mapping orbit for 917 Earth days" Don'tcha love the sound of that? "917 of your Earth days." It's like living in science fiction.
posted by vraxoin at 7:34 AM on October 24, 2001

The puny human spacecraft will suffer a mysterious "failure" - that's my prediction. Can't have humanity studying Mars too closely.
posted by hadashi at 8:28 AM on October 24, 2001

You know they're filming the whole thing on the abandoned set of She's The Sheriff. That also explains the dust. The so-called "face on Mars" is actually a remnant of the grisly sacrificial ritual Suzanne Somers used to keep her somewhat youthful appearance.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:50 AM on October 24, 2001

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