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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yesterday began a crucial six-month campaign to gradually shrink its orbit into the best geometry for the mission's science work.
By Dan Whitcomb PASADENA, California (Reuters) - A $450 million NASA spacecraft achieved orbit around Mars on Friday, successfully completing a make-or-break maneuver in its two-year mission to scour the red planet for evidence of life and landing spots for future astronauts.
A $450 million NASA orbiter designed to circle Mars for two years, searching for signs of life and scouting possible landing spots for future astronauts, neared its dangerous first rendezvous with the red planet on Friday.
A NASA spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Mars Friday, joining a trio of orbiters already circling the Red Planet. The two-ton Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the most sophisticated ever to arrive at Mars.
Jittery NASA scientists waited on Wednesday for the most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet to make its risky final approach to Mars, where it is due to return 10 times the data of all previous probes put together.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is headed into a perilous phase after a seven-month journey from Earth, aiming to start looping around the Red Planet on March 10, space agency officials said on Friday.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched on Aug. 12, has completed one of the first tasks of its seven-month cruise to Mars, a calibration activity for the spacecraft's Mars Color Imager instrument.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA on Thursday postponed the launch of its next Mars probe due to a problem with sensors on the spacecraft's Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket. Liftoff of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was rescheduled for Friday between 7:43 and 9:43 a.m. EDT.
MIAMI (Reuters) - NASA has delayed Wednesday's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to Mars because of a technical problem that might affect its launch vehicle, the agency said on Tuesday.
NASA has delayed Wednesday's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to Mars because of a technical problem that might affect its launch vehicle, the agency said on Tuesday.