Mars

Internet users may view NASA's preparations of two spacecraft that soon will be bound for Mars. Still images of processing of Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder are available from the Kennedy Space Center, FL. The pictures, which are "frame grabs" from television cameras, are updated every 90 seconds.

The Delta II rocket that will launch Mars Global Surveyor will be stacked on Pad A at Complex 17 starting September 20. Live video from the launch pad will be available, and also will be provided from Pad 17-B for the Mars Pathfinder vehicle when stacking begins.

The web address for images of Mars Global Surveyor and the Delta II launch vehicle at Complex 17 is:

http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/payloads/missions/mgs/video.html

The address for Mars Pathfinder images is:

http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/payloads/missions/pathfinder/video.html

Mars Global Surveyor is scheduled to be launched November 6, and Mars Pathfinder on December 2. Both spacecraft will be launched from Cape Canaveral, FL. The missions are managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.


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