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This is a big month for emissaries from Mars.to launch last year with scheduled arrivals in February. The UAE space agency has provided live coverage of the spacecraft’s inspiring performance. You can revisit the excitement:
We did not get a view of the spacecraft in action, but witnessed the celebration as mission control ensued when Hope entered orbit and called home with the good news.
“Good luck!” the mission team tweeted. “Contact with the Hope probe is back. The insertion of the orbit of Mars is now complete. ‘
Hope spent more than 200 days traveling from Earth to the Red Planet. It won’t make a robber, though.
Thomas Zurbuchen, a NASA associate administrator, congratulated the Hope team by tweeting, “Your daring attempt to explore the Red Planet will inspire many others to reach for the stars.”
Hope will soon be tracked in orbitWednesday, and NASA will take over the spotlight on Feb. 18 when it tries of the planet. It will be a dangerous and exciting moment during a busy month on Mars.
But first, the world will celebrate Hope.
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