Mars Odyssey Observes First Anniversary in Space NASA

What a year this has been for the Mars Odyssey team! The excitement of launch last April 7, the arrival at Mars, the long, sometimes tedious aerobraking concluded so successfully, the beginning of the mapping phase …. The detailed pictures the camera system is taking, letting scientists get closer and closer to Mars’ mysteries …. The evidence from the gamma ray spectrometer showing more hydrogen in Mars’ southern hemisphere than was known before …. The drama of the martian radiation environment experiment – as it turned out, the instrument was just taking a long nap ….