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Uncovered vulnerabilities for Nasa's manned Mars mission

WASHINGTON: Scientists are developing a predictive model that NASA can use to predict conflicts and communications disruptions among crewmembers and solve problems that could affect or destroy the future manned US space agency mission to Mars. NASA has made plans to send a crewed spacecraft to Mars, a journey that can span 250 million miles, researchers from Northwestern University in …

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The Dead Mars Rover did not actually say that "my battery"

My Battery Is Weak When NASA announced last week that they had given up hope on their long-lived opportunity Mars rover, one fact dominated the conversation: that Rover's last words were the emo-sounding line "My "The battery is low and it is getting dark. The line originated with the science reporter Jacob Margolis, who tweeted that these "basically" were the …

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SpaceX hopes their sweaty heat shield will take us to Mars

Last month, Elon Musk carried out a test on his regenerative heat shield design, which he hopes will burn Starship from re-entering the Earth's atmosphere and eliminate the disposable ceramics used to that point absorb the intense heat What is actually a regenerative cooling system? We now had regenerative heat shields for a while Testing the metallic heat shield at …

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Mars Rover passes NASA before death with a super-emo

[Photo via Nasa] NASA announced that Opportunity Mars rover was officially dead on Wednesday and that the last message to Earth was the emo thing we've ever heard. The opportunity was only 90 days in operation but has returned data to our planet for 15 years. Read more: Gerard Way reveals how the Umbrella Academy was born. The Rover went …

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The sheer distance chance that was flushed across Mars still awe us

If we remember the now officially-lost opportunity rover this week, one thing remains to me: this machine has traveled a proud 28 miles across the surface of another planet. And in short, nerve-wracking spurts. Over a 14-year period, 28 miles may not sound so much, but keep in mind the many obstacles Oppy faced – including the agonizing 38 days …

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This painting by NASA's late Mars Rover Opportunity could make you sob

"Oppy" entered the selfie trend in early 2018 when this self-portrait celebrated its 5,000th day on Mars. NASA / JPL-Caltech A piece of NASA heart sits quietly on Mars. The space agency had proclaimed an end to the opportunity rover's epic Mars mission after months of unsuccessful attempts to revive the machine after a massive dust storm in mid-2018, eradicating …

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