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DENVER, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) aeroshell and cruise stage were delivered to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. yesterday. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built the aeroshell and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built the cruise stage.
A successful NASA flight test Monday demonstrated how a spacecraft returning to Earth can use an inflatable heat shield to slow and protect itself as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.
PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed production and testing of the heatshield for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
DENVER, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin recently delivered the backshell for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Scientists running the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, known as HiRISE, on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have processed more details in an amazing image their camera captured as the Phoenix spacecraft descended through Mars' atmosphere during its landing on May 25, 2008.
With gas prices sky-high, conserving fuel has become a national obsession. Accelerate slowly. Stop gently. Allow ample time to reach your destination. But what if you want to conserve fuel and still get there in a hurry? For a team of NASA engineers, the answer is aerocapture.
The NASA History Office has compiled a definitive account of the early robotic exploration of the martian surface. In this multipart series on the twin Viking landers that pioneered surface imagery and exploration on Mars, the events leading to the first and tense rocket-powered landing of Viking I are described.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.