artsit concept of Dawn near Mars
Artist concept of the Dawn spacecraft near Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Dawn spacecraft will get a boost from Mars gravity today. The spacecraft will streak about 549 kilometers (341 miles) above the planet at 4:28 p.m. PST.

To learn more about the flyby, go to http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features.cfm?feature=2031 . To learn more about the mission, go to www.nasa.gov/dawn .

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