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 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
  • Huge parachute shredded during Mars entry experiment
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    06/8/2015 - 12:04 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 - 8:15 pm | View Link
  • 'NOVA: Ultimate Mars Challenge' tells Curiosity's story on PBS
    I’ve been a fan of the unmanned Mars missions ever since the slow-news July 4 weekend in 1997 when Pathfinder ... Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist, during the Summer TV Tour in Hollywood. “And the disadvantage of that is it can ...
    11/14/2012 - 12:00 am | View Link
  • 'Curiosity' will spearhead new understandings of Mars
    "This huge parachute that we've got will only slow us down to about 200 miles per hour ... This means it will build upon the knowledge we've gained from previous (and current) missions to Mars in an attempt to find more "missing pieces" of the puzzle ...
    08/4/2012 - 9:21 pm | View Link
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  • Astrobiology Magazine Exploring the Solar System and beyond
    Astrobiology Magazine is NASA daily publication that reports the latest discoveries about origin and evolution of life in our solar system, universe, and beyond.
    10/20/2017 - 3:09 pm | 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 ...
    10/18/2017 - 8:55 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    10/17/2017 - 8:11 am | View Website
  • Astronomy For Kids
    Mars is one of the most explored worlds in the Solar System, from orbiting satellites to landing probes to moving robot rovers. Since the beginning of the use of the ...
    10/16/2017 - 1:41 pm | View Website
  • The Planet Mars
    Mars, otherwise known as the “Red Planet”, is the fourth planet of our Solar System and the second smallest (after Mercury). Named after the Roman God of war, its ...
    10/2/2017 - 7:56 pm | View Website
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