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NASA's MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars

15 May 2019, 19:21 UTC
NASA's MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter hit a dizzying milestone this morning: It completed 60,000 loops around the Red Planet at 10:39 a.m. PDT (1:39 p.m. EDT). On average, MRO takes 112 minutes to circle Mars, whipping around at about 2 miles per second (3.4 kilometers per second).

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