I provided IT support for several of the Mars missions including the rovers and MRO (as we know it). MRO is not a pretty spacecraft in my mind, but it has taken absolutely amazing pictures of Mars, including the rovers on Mars. Great stuff. Things that are so fascinating that I can hardly believe we actually did it! Sometimes science fact is even more interesting than science fiction. Like the photo MRO took of another spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere.
Learn about MRO on the project web site http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/. 20 months ago