Mars Missions In Summer Slow Lane

US and European efforts to send joint missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018 are slowed by an inability on the part of the Americans to provide a full financial commitment to the projects.

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    This summer, the European Space Agency (ESA ... (NASA is studying a concept for a station called the Deep Space Gateway – a kind of launchpad for missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars.) After a few days preparing at the gateway, the crew would ...
    02/7/2018 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • ESA’s ExoMars has Completed its Aerobraking Maneuvers to Bring it Into a Circular 400 km Orbit Around Mars
    For example, in March of 2017, the orbiter commenced a series of aerobraking maneuvers, where it started to lower its orbit to enter Mars’ thin atmosphere and slow itself down ... but had to pause last summer due to Mars being in conjunction.
    02/4/2018 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Water Might Be Easier to Find on Mars Than We Thought
    Should this discovery be confirmed, it bodes well for future missions to the Red Planet ... Color-enhanced images of icy scarps, or cliffs, in late spring through to early summer. (Image: NASA/MRO/C. M. Dundas et al., 2018) Images captured by the MRO ...
    01/11/2018 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • NASA Tests Orion Parachutes, Concludes Other Tests for Journey to Mars
    The parachutes will slow Orion down from its high-speed reentry of 25,000 mph to about 17 mph to prepare for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. When returning from missions, the parachute sequence typically begins at an altitude of 24,000 feet, with the ...
    10/6/2016 - 5:40 pm | View Link
  • Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics
    You could suffocate or be stranded on the moon—a slow death. You could be a child born in space ... Crisis planning is neither unreasonable nor unprecedented in space or anywhere else. In the summer of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin returned ...
    10/6/2014 - 4:08 am | View Link
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  • Water on Mars
    Almost all water on Mars today exists as ice, though it also exists in small quantities as vapor in the atmosphere and occasionally as low-volume liquid brines in ...
    02/12/2018 - 1:16 am | View Website
  • How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars
    One of life’s great leaps may be just around the corner.
    02/11/2018 - 10:24 pm | View Website
  • Slow degradation of ATP in simulated martian environments ...
    Slow degradation of ATP in simulated martian environments suggests long residence times for the biosignature molecule on spacecraft surfaces on Mars
    02/10/2018 - 8:38 pm | View Website
  • Mars facts, information, pictures | ...
    Get information, facts, and pictures about Mars at Make research projects and school reports about Mars easy with credible articles from our FREE ...
    02/10/2018 - 8:16 pm | View Website
  • Exploration of Mars
    The exploration of Mars is the study of Mars by spacecraft. Probes sent from Earth, beginning in the late 20th century, have yielded a dramatic increase in knowledge ...
    02/7/2018 - 10:14 pm | View Website
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