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NASA’s Groundbreaking Seastat Satellite marks 35th Anniversary


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – History tends to look fondly upon trailblazers, even if they don’t necessarily stick around. From musicians and actors to politicians and inventors, our lives are immeasurably enriched by the contributions of visionaries who left us.

So when NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, launched an experimental satellite called Seasat to study Earth and its seas 35 years ago this week, only to see the mission end just 106 days later due to an unexpected malfunction, some at the time may have looked upon it as a failure.

Artist's concept of the Seasat Satellite. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL)

Artist’s concept of the Seasat Satellite. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL)

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