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Chuck and Kreg talk to author and systems engineer Adam Steltzner from JPL. Adam has had an fascinating career working on the entry descent and landing (EDL) team for numerous Mars rovers. His origin story is quite interesting as well. … Continue reading
This is the stuff Rube Goldberg machines are made of. I bet NASA designed this landing sequence because they felt the irresistible urge to out do Hollywood. I mean, they even named the process like a movie. Look, here’s the … Continue reading
A very cool video that shows us how BIG a planet really is. Marv
Don’t forget that the Phoenix Lander is scheduled to land on Mars Polar region today! You can check out the Live NASA Coverage online if you don’t have NASA TV on your Cable system.
NASA Phoenix Mission to Mars: An Out-Of-This-World Content Management Challenge [via Slashdot.org] On May 25, NASA’s Phoenix Mars lander will enter the Martian atmosphere at nearly 13,000 miles per hour, complete a complex seven-minute series of events, then land on … Continue reading