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Mars Odyessy
Mars Odyessy

Challenger Cargo Bay
The first shuttle space walk.

April 7

2010 Images taken by Cassini spacecraft confirm an exosphere of molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's moon Dione.

2001 - Mars Odyessy launched. An orbital mission to map Martian elements and minerals, look for water, and analyze the radiation environment. A successful MOI (Mars Orbit Insertion) happen on October 24th, 2001.  Aerobraking would take a few more months and science instruments were turned on on February 14th, 2002.

2001 - Successful first flight of Proton M

1991 - The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory was deployed.

1983 During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
Dione
Dione
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