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2013-09-07 03:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars. Last year, NASA landed its fourth rover on Mars and kickstarted a mission that would unveil more about the Red Planet than ever before. This rover has provided incredible imagery of our neighboring planet, and has...

2013-07-23 12:25:12

Sita Corp's Sojourner Mobile Solution earned 50% adoption rate, saved 3,000 pages of paper SOMERSET, N.J., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer worked with Sojourner Mobile Communications, part of Sita Corp's global data, analytics and mobile communications firm, to develop a mobile event app to improve communications, eliminate paper waste and empower volunteers in the fight against breast cancer. The customized app was created within a swift...

NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet. Mars Pathfinder was carrying Sojourner, which was the first US Martian rover. The Soviet Union launched its Mars 3 rover in 1971, but communication was lost about 20 seconds after landing. Sojourner was the first successful...

2013-05-23 12:26:00

Leader of the Mars Pathfinder Mission to Present "Take Risk, Don't Fail" at World's Leading Information Security Event SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announced that Brian Muirhead, Chief Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and former manager of the Mars Pathfinder Mission as well as the former Chief Architect of the Constellation program, will present the Day Two keynote address at Black...

2013-04-18 08:35:55

Solution gives maker of PEEPS® candies 360-degree view of inventory and sales for real-time business intelligence SOMERSET, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sojourner Mobile Communications, part of the solution offering from Sita Corp's global data, analytics and mobile communications firm, has announced the successful implementation of Sojourner Mobile Enterprise Resource platform for Just Born, Inc., a family-owned candy maker famous for iconic confections PEEPS®,...

Mars Rover Opportunity To Study New Blueberries
2012-09-30 05:39:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it seems like Curiosity is the one getting all the headlines these days, NASA's "other" Mars rover, Opportunity, is still alive and well -- and en route to a new site to study the composition and internal structures of small spherical objects similar to the iron-rich ones previously discovered at its landing site. The new spherical objects are "reminiscent of, but different from, the iron-rich spheres nicknamed 'blueberries'...

Student Gives Commands To Mars Rover
2012-08-21 15:24:37

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them. This past week, Chris Tate was mystified by the same power–only he was controlling something 150 million miles away, on another planet. The UT physics doctoral student had the rare opportunity to control one of the science instruments on NASA´s Curiosity rover on Mars. Tate is working with Jeffrey Moersch, associate professor in the...

NASA Planning New Mars Mission For 2016
2012-08-21 04:48:31

Video: Digging Deep with NASA´s Next Mars Lander | Video: InSight Mission — Animation of Spacecraft April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Monday the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA's exploration of our solar system. This will be the 12th in the Discovery-class mission series. Journalists from across the nation participated in a question and answer session, with many more listening in to the streaming...

2012-08-20 10:20:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our solar system's rocky planets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new mission, named InSight, will place instruments on the Martian surface to investigate whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid like Earth's and why...

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2012-08-12 09:48:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online After traveling more than 350 million miles through space en route to the Red Planet, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity landed less than two miles from its target destination when it touched down last Monday, NASA officials have revealed. The $2.6 billion rover, which is currently on a two-year mission in order to determine whether or not the planet's environment could have supported life at some point in the past, missed its...