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Mars Science Laboratory: Possible landing sites for the rover
Posted: May 31, 2009
Duration: 6 min 38 sec
Preview the leading candidate sites to send the Mars Science Laboratory rover, now named Curiosity, with imagery collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and narrated by project scientist Richard Zurek.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: A mission update briefing
Posted: May 31, 2009
Duration: 74 min 41 sec
A presentation of images, data and results from the sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is given by Dr. Richard Zurek, the MRO project scientist, during this briefing from NASA Headquarters.
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Missing mineral found on Mars
Posted: December 31, 2008
Duration: 9 min 31 sec
Researchers using a powerful instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a long-sought-after mineral on the Martian surface and with it, unexpected clues the Red Planet's water pasty. Scientists found carbonate minerals, indicated that Mars had neutral to alkaline water when the minerals formed more than 3.6 billion years ago.
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Phoenix: Sol 3 mission status briefing
Posted: May 28, 2008
Duration: 24 min 4 sec
This is the 2 p.m. EDT status briefing for the Phoenix lander held on May 28, or Sol 3 of the mission. Officials discuss the communications glitch that occurred the day before, preview the robot arm deployment and reveal new images from the lander.
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Phoenix: Sol 2 mission status briefing
Posted: May 27, 2008
Duration: 47 min 31 sec
This is the 2 p.m. EDT status briefing for the Phoenix lander held on May 27, or Sol 2 of the mission. Officials reveal stunning new images of the spacecraft taken from orbit and more pictures returned from the lander itself.
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How the Mars Reconnaissance orbiter snapped a picture of Phoenix landing
Posted: May 26, 2008
Duration: 42 sec
Phoenix project manager Barry Goldstein explains how the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of the Phoenix descending on its parachute. This is an excerpt from the May 26 news briefing.
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Flyover animation of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity worksite
Posted: March 13, 2007
Duration: 31 sec
High-resolution images taken by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been assembled to create this flyover animation of Victoria Crater where the Mars rover Opportunity is exploring.
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Flyover animation of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's worksite
Posted: March 13, 2007
Duration: 38 sec
This new animation of the Columbia Hills in Gusev Crater where the Mars rover Spirit is exploring was created using images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Early pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Posted: October 16, 2006
Duration: 49 min 22 sec
Some of the initial pictures and data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter since the craft entered its mapping orbit around the Red Planet are presented in this news briefing held October 16 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Mars rover spotted at crater's rim by sharp-eyed orbiter
Posted: October 6, 2006
Duration: 42 min 51 sec
Dazzling images from Mars are revealed by scientists in this press conference held October 6 at NASA Headquarters. The robotic rover Opportunity has reached the massive Victoria crater with its steep cliffs and layers of rock exposing the planet's geologic history. Meanwhile, the new Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the rover and its surroundings from high above.
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MRO: Post-arrival briefing
Posted: March 10, 2006
Duration: 18 min 11 sec
Following the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's successfully entry into orbit around the Red Planet, officials hold this news briefing from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to report on the craft's status, precise details on how the burn went and answer reporters' questions.
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MRO: Spacecraft emerges from behind Mars after engine firing
Posted: March 10, 2006
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
The final minutes of the Mars Orbit Insertion burn for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter occurred while the spacecraft was behind the planet and out of communications with Earth. This movie shows the jubilant moment in mission control when the craft phoned home to confirm it had survived the engine firing.
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MRO: Engines ignite for the Mars Orbit Insertion burn
Posted: March 10, 2006
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Flying backward with the Red Planet looming near, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ignites its cluster of engines for the 27-minute orbit insertion burn. This is the footage from mission control when the burn began.
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MRO: Pre-arrival status briefing
Posted: March 10, 2006
Duration: 17 min 1 sec
Doug McCuistion, Mars exploration program director, Rob Lock, MRO lead mission planner, Howard Eisen, MRO flight systems manager, and Rich Zurek, MRO project scientist, give a pre-arrival status briefing for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 12 noon EST on March 10.
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MRO: Orbit insertion explained
Posted: March 8, 2006
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
The make-or-break engine firing by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to enter orbit around Mars and the subsequent aerobraking to reach the low-altitude perch for science observations are explained by project manager Jim Graf in this narrated animation package.
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MRO: Mission overview briefing
Posted: March 8, 2006
Duration: 32 min 35 sec
Fuk Li, Mars program manager at JPL, Jim Graf, MRO project manager, Rich Zurek, MRO project scientist, and Dan McCleese, the principal investigator for the Mars Climate Sounder instrument, provide an overview on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on March 8, about 48 hours before arrival at Mars.
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MRO: Pre-arrival briefing
Posted: February 24, 2006
Duration: 36 min 47 sec
With two weeks until its arrival at the red planet, NASA and Lockheed Martin officials hold this Feb. 24 news conference on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The briefing explains how the MRO spacecraft will fire its engines to enter into orbit around Mars and the mission's scientific goals to examine the planet like never before.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter post-launch news conference
Posted: August 12, 2005
Duration: 35 min 21 sec
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's health and status is discussed at the post-launch news conference held at Kennedy Space Center about three hours after liftoff.
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Atlas 5 rocket blasts off with Mars orbiter
Posted: August 12, 2005
Duration: 5 min 52 sec
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter lifts off aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral's launch complex 41. This is the live NASA TV broadcast of the launch.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launch director
Posted: August 12, 2005
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
An interview with NASA launch manager Chuck Dovale conducted shortly after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was successfully deployed from the Atlas 5 rocket.
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