NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft experienced a computer reset that may have been caused by a solar flare, Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Friday. The reset Tuesday morning apparently caused the spacecraft to put itself in “safe mode” for about 24 hours. Normal operations resumed Wednesday.
April 27th, 2001
Mars-bound spacecraft has computer reset, possibly by solar flare The Sacramento Bee
November 20th, 1999
NASA’s latest probe to eavesdrop on Red Planet The Sacramento Bee
A NASA spacecraft set to land on Mars next month will attempt for the first time to capture the sounds of the Red Planet — using a $15 microphone connected to a chip commonly found in talking toys and telephones.