Mars Odyssey Ready for Tuesday Orbit Insertion, Details Outlined

With just five days to go before NASA’s most crucial mission in years reaches its most crucial moment, managers laid out the timetable for the Mars Odyssey Spacecraft’s insertion into orbit, slated for Oct. 23. At a press conference at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Thursday, officials also said the craft had successfully performed its last course correction and is on track and ready for its Tuesday evening meeting with the Red Planet.