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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    The pictures taken by NASA suggest that the probe's thrusters - which were meant to slow its final descent - failed ... meant to "test key technologies" in preparation for future Mars missions. "These preliminary interpretations will be refined following ...
    10/22/2016 - 2:19 am | View Link
  • Schiaparelli Mars space probe LOST during descent to Mars, European Space Agency reveals
    Half of the 38 previous missions to Mars have failed. Over the summer of 1973 the USSR managed to lose four ... both of which made it difficult to slow down a lander to the right speed. "The classic problem with Mars is its thin atmosphere," he said.
    10/20/2016 - 12:16 am | View Link
  • Mars: Inside the High-Risk, High-Stakes Race to the Red Planet
    Instead of falling, it flipped over, and its engines reignited to slow and guide its descent toward a nearby ... “We’ve done so well with robotic missions, we think we’ve got the hardware part of it figured out,” says Fogarty.
    10/16/2016 - 11:24 pm | View Link
  • As billionaires ogle Mars, the space race is back on
    Indeed, SpaceX is planning to land a small unmanned test craft on Mars in 2018, and Musk says said his timetable for his massive manned Mars missions is short ... orbit at speeds that make bullets look slug slow. Watzin said the first as-yet-unnamed ...
    10/9/2016 - 4:00 pm | 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
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  • How to Land a House on Mars | Space | Air & Space Magazine
    How to Land a House on Mars NASA thought it knew, until an alarming failure last summer.
    10/21/2016 - 5:20 pm | View Website
  • Astronomy For Kids
    Learn about Mars Exploration With ... Mars is one of the most explored worlds in the Solar System, from orbiting satellites to landing probes to ...
    10/21/2016 - 12:27 pm | View Website
  • » NewsWire for the New Frontier
    NewsWire for the New Frontier. A news and information resource on Mars missions, technology, and the search for life on the red planet.
    10/21/2016 - 5:17 am | View Website
  • Mars' Calendar | The Planetary Society
    Mars' Calendar. Time on Mars is easily divided into days based on its rotation rate and years based on its orbit. Sols, or Martian solar days, are only 39 minutes and ...
    10/18/2016 - 2:03 pm | View Website
  • Mars Facts
    Mars Facts. Mars Climate: Scientists think that the climate on Mars 3.5 billion years ago was similar to that of early Earth: warm and wet.
    10/16/2016 - 4:22 pm | View Website
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