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In this image, against the dark backdrop of the Florida night, the 'mouth'  of a large Air Force cargo plane is open, revealing one of two large white boxes containing the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  The box is more than two times the height of the men standing in front of it, supervising its move off of the aircraft.
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Next Vital Step: Spacecraft Delivery

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was delivered in two large containers from Lockheed Martin to Cape Canaveral on an Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Over the next several months, engineers and technicians will prepare the spacecraft for its scheduled launch in August.

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