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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    10/6/2016 - 5:40 pm | View Link
  • Huge parachute shredded during Mars entry experiment
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  • Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics
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    10/6/2014 - 4:08 am | View Link
  • Faulty parachute mars NASA ‘saucer’ test flight
    A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions ... inflate and slow the craft ...
    06/28/2014 - 11:48 pm | View Link
  • NASA launches 'flying saucer' for tests of Mars entry technology
    missions that will be 10 to 15 tons, 20 tons or more -- you're going to need extremely large drag devices to slow those vehicles down. We don't have those currently, and that's what LDSD is developing." The test vehicle's high-altitude balloon, filled with ...
    06/28/2014 - 6:54 am | View Link
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    12/7/2017 - 12:58 pm | View Website
  • Water on Mars
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    12/7/2017 - 6:53 am | View Website
  • Bacteria: The Space Colonists. by Brig Klyce
    I always thought the most significant thing that we ever found on the whole goddamn Moon was that little bacteria who came back and lived and nobody ever said shit ...
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