Re: JPL: Mars polar lander update

Spike Jones (
Mon, 01 Nov 1999 18:54:36 -0800

Brian D Williams wrote:

> NASA's Mars Polar Lander spacecraft successfully fired its
> thrusters for 12 seconds this morning to fine-tune its flight...
> lander is now about 14.3 million kilometers (about 8.9 million
> miles) from Mars, traveling at a speed of 4.8 kilometers per
> second (about 10,700 miles per hour) relative to Mars...

Wow, thanks Brian! I was *sure* some yahoo would work this into a kilometers vs miles gag. spike