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Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the mission, drove around the rover during the first extravehicular activity. A photo released by NASA of the rover shows Cernan...

Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares For Thanksgiving Celebration Festivities
2012-11-20 15:53:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It may not be in the company of little Martians, but NASA's Curiosity is determined to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with, or without, the company of extra-terrestrials. For its Thanksgiving festivities, the rover plans to use its Mast Camera (Mastcam) to examine possible routes and targets to the east. NASA said its priority is to choose a rock for the first use of the rover's hammering drill, which will collect samples...

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...

2012-09-02 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...

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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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.