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NASA’s Terra Satellite Celebrates it 5,000th Day in Orbit

What were you doing 5,000 days ago?

On December 18th, 1999 NASA launched the Terra Earth Observing Satellite into orbit, and today it's celebrating its milestone 5,000th day in space. Terra is equipped with five instruments from three countries, and is the flagship Earth Observing Satellite. Besides taking beautiful pictures of our planet, it also has important science applications.

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