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In this image, a group of seven engineers sit at their computer consoles, which are set up in 4 parallel rows.  Each station has a blue triangular sign atop it that identifies the job function of the person siting there.  For example: telecommunication, attitude control, navigation, etc.  In the background are two large screens that display mission data.  The engineers are all wearing headsets that they use to communicate with one another.
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Engineers in the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission control room discuss the successful orbit insertion.

Engineers in the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission control room discuss the successful orbit insertion. Clockwise from the left side of the picture: Eric Seale, Lockheed Martin Fault Protection Engineer, Phil Good, Lockheed Martin Attitude Control Systems Engineer, David Skulsky, JPL Attitude Control Systems engineer, Steve Lee, JPL Avionics Project Element Manager, Calvin Craig (standing), Lockheed Martin Spacecraft Engineer, Mark Scott (looking at monitor), Lockheed Martin Flight Software Engineer. On the far right side of the picture, in the background, is JPL's Allen Halsell, Deputy Navigation Team Chief; he is the person who announced "we are in orbit around the planet Mars!"

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