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Category Archives: Space
The Mars rover Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars. The very complex landing procedure other wise known as, 7 Minutes of Terror, actually worked. The landing included heat shields, a very large parachute and something called a sky crane. Curiosity … Continue reading
In 2016 NASA will launch a robotic craft towards an asteroid to explore and collect samples. The mission is called OSIRIS-REx , or Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer and will return to Earth in 2023. This is a critical step in … Continue reading
After several delays since last November, Robonaut 2 is about to go into space. If all goes well, the Space Shuttle Discovery will launch today at 4:50 pm. Once launched, it will travel to the International Space Station. Robonaut 2 … Continue reading
Japan may send a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. If so, they want the robot to tweet messages. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA, announced this week it is considering sending a humanoid robot to the International … Continue reading