Mars’s Gravity Captures NASA SpacecraftPublication: National Geographic News Date: March 10, 2006 View Article
After a seven-month journey, a NASA spacecraft successfully made orbit around Mars today to the relief of Mission Control.
“I am very relieved,” said James Graf, project manager for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
“It was picture perfect. I mean, we could not have scripted something better. As a matter of fact, I think we did script it,” he added.