Friday, March 10, 2006

More good news from space tonight. NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter has successfully entered orbit around the red planet. Now the orbiter will spend the next few months gradually altering its current orbit to one suited to observing Mars. NASA's 1993 and 1999 attempts to send exploration craft to Mars failed, and you can read James Oberg's article on the reasons why they failed here.

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