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M – AR(E)S EXPEDITIONS (Vi) – ROVERSδlast

(being continued from 24/01/14) Ι)Mars 6: (FAILED) USSR, launched Aug. 5, 1973. The Mars flyby module and lander arrived on March 3, 1974 but the lander failed due to a fast impact.   ΙΑ)Mars 7: (FAILED) USSR, launched Aug. 9, … Continue reading

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M – AR(E)S EXPEDITIONS (IV) – ROVERSγ

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 28/05/13) Map of Mars, showing the location of Mars 2 center left, in relation to Viking 1, Mars Pathfinder and Opportunity. Η)Mars 2: (FAILED) USSR, launched May 19, 1971. The Mars orbiter and lander arrived on Nov. … Continue reading

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M – AR(E)S EXPEDITIONS (III) – ROVERSβ

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 24/10/12) E)Mars Pathfinder / Sojourner Rover This artist’s concept shows the Mars Pathfinder lander and its Sojourner rover on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover, a lightweight machine on wheels, accomplished a revolutionary feat … Continue reading

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M – AR(E)S EXPEDITIONS (II) – ROVERSα

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 17/2/12) SOURCE  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_rover Three Generations in Mars Yard, High Viewpoint This grouping of two test rovers and a flight spare provides a graphic comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, … Continue reading

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M – AR(E)S EXPEDITIONS (I)

I)Can People Go to Mars? Space radiation between Earth and Mars poses a hazard to astronauts. How dangerous is it out there? NASA scientists are working to find out. “It’s a question of radiation,” says Frank Cucinotta of NASA’s Space … Continue reading

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