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Live From Mars Photo Gallery


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      V. Behind the Scenes


    description at right - An aerial view of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where the Pathfinder mission control room is located (77k)

    description at right - A fully staffed Pathfinder mission control hours before arrival (62k)

    description at right - Jennifer Harris directed Pathfinder's entry, descent and landing sequence (61k)

    description at right - Rob Manning was the voice of Pathfinder during its descent to Mars (55k)

    description at right - The first signal from Pathfinder confirms that spacecraft landed safely (63k)

    description at right - Tony Spear jumps for joy (68k)

    description at right - Team members are all smiles as radio transmissions indicate all is well (71k)

    description at right - Rob Manning surrounded by congratulatory balloons from Global Surveyor team (61k)

    description at right - The world watched as the press covered Pathfinder's landing (66k)

    description at right - Pathfinder team stares intently at first image (70k)

    description at right - Pathfinder science team also anxious to see latest images (75k)

    description at right - Pathfinder team gathers for press briefing (75k)

    v - Project scientist Matt Golombek at press conference (82k)

    description at right - Pete Smith responds to questions from national media after Pathfinder's landing on Mars (70k)

    description at right - Brian Muirhead, Dan Goldin and Ed Stone receive congratulatory call from Vice President Al Gore (76k)

    description at right - Rover in its flat stowed position on lander petal (67k)

    description at right - Analysts process Pathfinder images for release to media (64k)

    description at right - Computer programs transform digital data into spectacular images (57k)

    description at right - Images shows how many "pans" it takes to create a panorama (51k)

    description at right - Postage stamp-size images are electronically stitched together to for final press release image (70k)

    description at right - This several yards long set of images was nicknamed "monster pan" (57k)

    description at right - "Post-its" indicate largest rocks surrounding the landing site (57k)

    description at right - David Seidel & Donna Shirley discussed Sojourner's first days on Mars (68k)

    description at right - Pathfinder mission control at rest after many hectic days (68k)

    description at right - Glenn Cunningham looking forward to Global Surveyor's arrival at Mars (71k)



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