Thursday, March 09, 2006
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter About to Arrive
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will begin braking and hopefully go into orbit sometime on March 11 Australian time (March 10 US time), rather than burning up or smacking into Mars. NASA TV will start broadcasting the insertion maneuver around 7.00 am AEST (6.30 am ACDST) Saturday March 11. So if you have been up early watching Venus next to beta Capricornii, they hang around for the broadcast.