Web coverage begins Tuesday, Aug. 9, with a prelaunch webcast overview of the MRO's mission at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The webcast includes informative interviews and a question-and-answer session with experts highlighting the spacecraft, science of the mission, and what they hope to learn from the orbiter's observations above, on and below the Martian surface.
Live launch coverage begins Aug. 10 at 6 a.m. EDT from the Virtual Launch Control Center, with constant updates throughout the launch countdown.
MRO Prelaunch Webcast Participants
MRO Web Coverage Schedule
(All times are subject to change.)
Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. EDT
NASA Direct webcast from Kennedy Space Center: "Mission, Spacecraft, Science and Technology Webcast" at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/launch/event-MRO.html.
The NASA Direct Question Board closes at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. During the webcast, program guests will answer some of the questions submitted by the public. The questions can be viewed online at http://webcast.ksc.nasa.gov/vidapp/?event=52.
Launch Day, Wednesday, Aug. 10 beginning at 6 a.m. EDT
Live countdown coverage from the Virtual Launch Control Center, located at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/launch/vlcc.html. Coverage features real-time updates as milestones occur, as well as streaming video clips during countdown and launch.
For the latest information on this mission, go to NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Web site at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/main/index.html.
For more information about the MRO Web events, contact Dennis Armstrong at 321/867-2468.
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