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NASA selects instruments for upcoming 2020 Mars rover

(Preliminary sketches of the 2020 rover – Photo Credit: NASA/JPL – Caltech)

In 2020, NASA will send a new rover on a mission to Mars, and the space agency have now revealed the seven carefully-selected instruments which will be used to conduct unprecedented science and exploration investigations on the Red Planet. 

NASA

FameLab Revisited

We just took part in another FameLab competition in Troy, New York, at Rensselaer Polytechnic (RPI) Institute sponsored by NASA’s Astrobiology program in collaboration with the British Council. 562 more words

Communication

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

WASHINGTON – NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.

Space agency officials unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020, including two devices aimed at bigger future Mars missions. 78 more words

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The Falcon Has Landed

On July 31, 1971, the first Lunar Rover Vehicle, built by Boeing, was deployed as part of the Apollo 15 moon mission.  It enabled astronauts David Scott and James Irwin to explore near the Hadley Rille and Apennine Mountains. 448 more words

Designer Decoded: Slow Factory

“I’ll see the veins of my city like they do in space.” – LORDE

I have always had an affinity for space. I blame Space Camp when I was in 5th grade. 111 more words

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