Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
There are many barriers that stand in the way of sending a human team to the surface of Mars. But near the top of the list of dangers would have to be the radiation exposure during the round trip voyage through the solar system. Clearly, a detailed understanding of the exposure levels is key in planning any mission to the Red Planet.
Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history.
A little more than three months ago NASA’s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock.
NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory said they are looking for four companies to research and develop high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities.
After a month without contact with their rover, the Mars Curiosity team has selected their next target for drilling: a flat rock called Cumberland.
Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
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