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Question by Ezmi
Submitted on 8/10/2003
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What is the most recent mission of any kind that N.A.S.A. has performed?

Answer by mellor
Submitted on 9/24/2003
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the mars mission which set off only this year


Answer by shooter6947
Submitted on 9/29/2003
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Well, its kind of hard to say what mission is the most recent NASA has performed, as there are many missions ongoing, in various stages of their missions.  As of today (September 29, 2003), the following interplanetary missions are still active:

Voyagers 1/2, launched 1977: now exploring for the termination shock, the end of the solar wind

Ulysses, launched 1990:  exploring the poles of the Sun

<a href=http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/>Mars Global Surveyor</a>, launched 1996:  taking images of Mars' surface

<a href=http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm>Cassini</a>, launched 1997:  arrives at Saturn, with a lander for Saturn's moon Titan in 2004

<a href=http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/>Stardust</a>, launched 1999:  getting bits of comet dust and bringing them back to Earth

<a href=http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey/>Mars Odyssey</a>, launched 2001:  mapping surface minerals on Mars

<a href=http://genesis.jpl.nasa.gov/html/index.html>Genesis</a>, launched 2001:  returning samples of the solar wind to Earth

<a href=http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/>Mars Exploration Rovers</a>, launched June 10 and July 7, 2003:  robot geologists to drive around on Mars

The most recently COMPLETED mission is the <a href=http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/>Galileo</a> mission, launched way back in 1989, which just finished exploring Jupiter and its moons when it was intentionally crashed into Jupiter only a week ago (September 21, 2003).


Answer by lildevil
Submitted on 3/15/2005
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there are many missions that nasa is working on.....but some of them take a while to be put into process


Answer by hi
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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why is the moon purple?


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