Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mars probe poised for 'hair-raising' orbit entry



'NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is preparing for a "hair-raising" entry into orbit around the Red Planet on 10 March, mission managers say. If successful, the spacecraft will spend seven months spiralling towards the planet until it skims just 300 kilometres from its surface – where it will study the planet's geology and climate in unprecedented detail...' More / ScienceDaily report

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