More Company for Spirit and Opportunity
|Yes, u guessed right.|
The 2 successful martian bots are gonna get another partner in the name of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) by March 2k6. NASA has planned to launch MRO by August 2005 and they believe it is the best time to shoot up another bot to the red planet.
Earth and Mars and getting closer everyday at the rate of 23,500 mph and they gonna get real close by October 31 when we'll be seperated only by a distance of 43 million miles when compared to the average dist of 140 million miles i.e. seperated by more than one third of the usual distance.Can't get any closer ,right?........Hence,NASA believes sending a craft a month or 2 before the closest approach will be the best time. ie by August.
Click Here to read more about this.This official NASA site also offers a podcast if u prefer listening to.Click Here to know more about podcasting
so,,why wait??.go get ur looksticks ready guys..