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  • Current events for October 23, 2017
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    Events in space history for 10/23:
    • The Mars Odyssey spacecraft reaches Mars and goes into orbit (2001).
    • A story about artificial satellites was published in the Atlantic Monthly (1862).
    • A favorite topic for science fiction writers has been space satellite operations. Author Victor Appleton II created a type of satellite servicing vehicle, seen on the cover of his novel Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts.
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