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In this image, a group of men and women are celebrating the successful orbit insertion of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on March 10, 2006.  Mission manager Jim Graf is featured.  He is a Caucasian man in his fifties with  brown hair and a salt and pepper goatee.  His arms are raised in celebration.  Behind him is the Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Charles Elachi.  He is a  man in his fifties with thinning brown and gray hair and glasses.  They are both wearing maroon-colored short-sleeved shirts with mission emblems on them.  Dr. Elachi has a brown leather jacket on also.  They are surrounded by other men and women clapping in mission control.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Successfully Enters Orbit Around Mars!

Cheers of joy filled the mission control area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today as its latest mission to Mars met a critical mission milestone: Mars orbit insertion. At 2:16 p.m. (PST), ground controllers were informed by the Deep Space Network that they had locked up on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's signal as the spacecraft reappeared above Mars. This communication was a tremendous relief to the mission team as they had to wait nearly half an hour for their spacecraft to emerge from behind the red planet and back into range so that radio signals could again be transmitted. A few minutes later, it was confirmed that the orbiter was captured into the intended initial orbit.

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