Tuesday, May 03, 2005

MRO arrives in Florida

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has arrived in Florida for its final checkout before its launch which is currently scheduled for the 10th of August.

CREDIT: NASA/KSC
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was delivered in two large containers from Lockheed Martin to Cape Canaveral on an Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Over the next several months, engineers and technicians will prepare the spacecraft for its scheduled launch in August.

Update: The BBC has the story...