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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Webcast

NASA - MRO Webcast The MRO Webcast took place on August 8.
Relive our Webcast and learn more about NASA's latest exciting mission to Mars! Your questions about launch and the mission's science are answered by our panel of experts.

+ View the entire program in Windows Media
Or use links below to view Closed Captioned segments of the program in Real Player.

The following individuals are the Grand Prize winners and will each receive a NASA Direct MRO prize pack! (click to view the winning questions and the answers in Real Player):
Patrick from Telford
Judy from Athol
+ View All MRO Questions Submitted

Tiffany Nail, Launch Services Support Specialist
Tiffany Nail
Launch Services
Go behind the scenes for an insider's look at the launch and mission of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

James Kennedy, Kennedy Space Center Director
Special Guest:
James Kennedy
Kennedy Space Center Director
The Center director welcomes you to the MRO mission webcast.
+ View Introduction and Center Director's Welcome
Clay Flinn, Launch Weather Officer
Special Guest:
Clay Flinn
Launch Weather Officer
What weather conditions are required for a safe launch of the mission? Launch Weather Officer Clay Flinn explains and shares the latest launch day forecast.
+ View Introduction and Weather Forecast

Tammy Harrington, Mission Integration Manager
Special Guest:
Tammy Harrington
Mission Integration Manager
How does NASA determine the right launch vehicle for a mission? Mission Integration Manager Tammy Harrington explains how the Atlas V rocket was chosen to launch the MRO mission.
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Chuck Dovale, NASA Launch Manager
Special Guest:
Chuck Dovale
NASA Launch Manager
Launch Manager Chuck Dovale talks about launch processing and points out key events to look for during the countdown.
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Chuck Dovale, NASA Launch Manager
Special Guest:
Dr. Richard Zurek
Project Scientist
Dr. Zurek narrates a fascinating animation of the MRO mission, taking us from launch to Mars.
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Sue Smrekar, Deputy Project Scientist
Special Guest:
Dr. Sue Smrekar
Deputy Project Scientist
Dr. Sue Smrekar discusses the science and technology behind the MRO mission and answers your questions about this exciting next step in exploring Mars.
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+ View Questions and Answers
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