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NASA InSight lander "Mole" suffers another Martian accident

InSight recorded this selfie on Mars. NASA / JPL-Caltech Mars is a planet. It has no feelings or intentions, but it is hard not to personify it when it seems to be struggling against our attempts to investigate it. NASA's InSight Lander struggles to send a heat probe under the surface of the planet. Just as it seemed to make …

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No trace of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander: NASA

NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander in the images taken during a recent flyby of the lunar orbiter of the lunar region, where India's ambitious mission attempted a gentle landing. On September 7, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) attempted a gentle landing by Vikram on the unknown Moon South Pole before communication with the lander was …

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander

NASA money. In contrast to Apollo, where the giant Saturn 5 rocket carries all of the pieces needed for a moon landing the new missions, named Artemis. (In Greek mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo.) First, NASA wants to construct a lunar outpost called Gateway. It wants to orbit the moon in a highly elliptical path that comes …

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Mole movement! The heat probe from Mars Lander gets stuck a bit

There is new hope for the mole. The buried heat probe aboard the InSight Mars Lander stuck in the red dirt in February long before it reached its target depth of 10 to 16 feet (3) to 5 meters). Since then, engineers at NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which built the jetty, have been working to get it …

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The NASA Resuscitation Program on the InSight Lander

NASA has launched the InSight Lander on Mars to drill about two meters into the Martian soil. But the drill, also called "mole" or "self-hammering thermal sensor," drilled only 14 inches into the ground before it was stuck. The space agency was unable to move the heat detector since February. But NASA has a plan. And the people behind this …

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