NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just hit an absolutely crazy milestone

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Of all the pieces of hardware that NASA has sent to Mars, we don’t hear about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter nearly as much as we’d like. It’s an incredible machine that has dramatically outlived its initial mission timeline and continues to relay important information about the Red Planet thanks to its suite of cameras and high-tech sensors.

The spacecraft’s primary mission was expected to last just two years, but it’s already spent a whopping 13 years in orbit around Mars, and it looks to continue that impressive streak far into the future. In a new blog post, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reveals that the MRO just nailed a truly incredible milestone: 60,000 trips around Mars.

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