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Showing posts with label Mars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars. Show all posts

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The girl who dreams to live on Mars


The girl who dreams to live on Mars


Article Excerpt: "... she attended her first (of many) space camps in Huntsville, Alabama, and the following year when she went back, her call sign, "NASA Blueberry" originated. "The second time I went to space camp, I wanted one of the light blue suits that everyone was wearing, but I was too small to fit in any of them," Carson said. "So we ended up finding this knock-off of a really dark blue suit and of course I wore it and everyone told me that it made me look like a blueberry ..."


Reference: www.miamiherald.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

NASA's Curiosity rover makes a baffling oxygen discovery on Mars


NASA's Curiosity rover makes a baffling oxygen discovery on Mars


Article Excerpt: "... oxygen acted differently. It only makes up a tiny amount of the Martian atmosphere (around 0.16%), but it doesn't follow the expected rises and falls. During spring and summer, the concentration of oxygen was much higher than expected. In fall, it dropped back to predicted levels. Then in winter, it fell below predicted levels. What's going on here? ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years


Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual city, supporting a local population. That’s the long-term vision for Musk and his space technology company..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Elon Musk says SpaceX Starship could get to orbit within six months


Elon Musk says SpaceX Starship could get to orbit within six months


Article Excerpt: "... Starship's ambitions aren't just the Moon or Mars, either. Musk showed off some promo art of a potential future for Starship that would have it head further out into the solar system. Next destination? Saturn! (Well... maybe not the next, next destination.)..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight


SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight


Article Excerpt: "... Starhopper is a prototype of SpaceX’s planned Starship spacecraft, which Musk has said the firm will use to send humans to Mars. Starship will be much larger than Starhopper, with six engines compared to the prototype’s single one. This test was Starhopper’s last..."


Reference: www.newscientist.com

Friday, July 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Article Excerpt: "... “We had a rocket, the Saturn 5. We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit. That’s a great disappointment to me..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


Article Excerpt: "... Luckily, we know how to drill ice for water. Such wells are already in operation in Antarctica, and now it seems it might be possible to get them working on Mars too. In 2018, pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed eight cliffs of water ice ..."


Reference: www.newscientist.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — The vehicle just needs to ride out a nasty dust storm


NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — but there’s hope it will wake up again


Article Excerpt: "... On Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover has run out of so much power it can’t communicate with Earth anymore — but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is dead yet. The robot is in a deep sleep, thanks to a particularly nasty dust storm that’s blocking sunlight from hitting its solar panels. NASA engineers are optimistic that the rover will be able to wake up ..."


Reference: www.theverge.com