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Lunar Rover Will Search For Water On The Moon
2012-10-10 04:12:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A full size prototype of the Polaris lunar rover was unveiled recently by Astrobotic Technology Inc., a spin-off company of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Polaris is a water-prospecting robot specially designed to work in the permanently shadowed craters of the lunar poles. Polaris is scheduled to launch using a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene...

Curiosity's Belly
2012-09-12 08:36:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover went through some activities designed to check and characterize precision movements by the rover's robot arm. The activities help to confirm that the rover's tools and robotic arm have good health, and its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is useful. MAHLI took an image with its reclosable dust cover open for the first time during the activity, confirming sharp imaging capability had been...

2012-09-10 02:34:13

MERRIMACK, N.H., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookstone, the multichannel specialty retailer and product development company, today announces Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank, the new, second-generation form of the award-winning app-controlled spy tank. A free download from the AppStore(SM) or Google Play(TM) allows any aspiring secret agent to pivot, spin and drive the Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank up to 200 ft. unobstructed with their iPod touch®, iPad®, iPhone® or...

2012-09-02 23:15:15

Starting August 31, 2012 and lasting through September 30, 2012, Bill Jacobs Land Rover of Hinsdale will be looking to purchase 3 million dollars worth of pre-owned vehicles during their Major Buy Back Event to keep up with ever-increasing sales demands. Hinsdale, IL (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 Starting August 31, 2012 and lasting through September 30, 2012, Bill Jacobs Land Rover of Hinsdale will be looking to purchase 3 million dollars worth of pre-owned vehicles during their Major Buy...

2012-08-30 10:25:01

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD), (formerly Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ:ANGN)), a global medical technology company, today announced it has sold the assets of its New Leaf business to Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) effective August 28, 2012. Under the transaction, Life Time paid MGC Diagnostics $1.0 million at closing, and will pay an additional $235,000 over the next 18 months. (Logo:...

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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away. NASA said the rover drove eastward about 52 feet on Tuesday, concluding its third drive when considering the two test drives it has already taken. "This drive really begins our journey toward the first major driving destination, Glenelg, and it's nice to see some Martian soil on our...

2012-08-29 10:20:51

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity's first two drives combined. The previous drives tested...

Curiosity's Mars Descent In High Definition
2012-08-24 10:25:39

Video: Curiosity Landing On Mars In High Resolution Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA posted a high-resolution video of its Curiosity rover as it descended towards the Mars surface during its "seven minutes of terror." The high resolution video starts recording the descent once the heat shield was jettisoned from the rover, exposing it to the Red Planet's surface for the first time. The movie is composed of multiple high resolution images its Mars Descent...

2012-08-24 02:20:35

LONDON, August 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar dealers [http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/dealerlocator ] are the best in Britain, and Land Rover dealers are not far behind them in terms of delivering customer satisfaction - that's the official verdict of the JD Power Dealer Satisfaction Survey, published today by What Car? magazine. Jaguar's UK dealer network came top in the survey by a clear margin, with an 86.1% score and a five-star rating. Land Rover placed seventh with...

Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” “• Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20...