OK, so I understand that the size and weight of Curiosity bar it from being able to be bounced around on the surface of Mars. But really, this seems kinda crazy in a way:
What if one single latch fails to unhitch after the landing? Just seems a little too precarious considering all that goes into a Mars mission.
Hope I’m wrong and this works flawlessly!
August 29, 2012 -- Reach for the Stars (0)
This is just cool:
For the first time in history, a recorded song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet. Students, special guests and news media gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab...
January 5, 2009 -- Five Years on Mars (0) NASA is marking the fifth anniversary of the Mars rovers. The amazing thing is they were only supposed to last a few months. But, they keep going and going. Very cool. What I haven't seen yet i...
June 1, 2006 -- Life on Mars? (0)
Right there, towards the bottom, on the left. That is a shoe print on Mars. Not only is there apparently Life on Mars, but apparently they have a keen sense of humor as well. Apparently they'...
May 26, 2010 -- STS-132 is home (0) STS-132 capped a flawless mission with a flawless landing. Loved this one. Here's some hilites.
The launch as we saw it:
The launch as most saw it:
Several flawless spacewalks and jo...