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Mars claims another spacecraft [Updated]

(Source: arstechnica.com)

11:45am UK (6:45am ET), October 20: According to the ESA, it appears that the Schiaparelli lander jettisoned its parachute earlier than expected, and that the retrorockets that were meant to fire for about 30 seconds to slow the craft’s descent only fired for three or four seconds. 442 more words


Ups and Downs in Spaceflight: Soyuz MS-02 launches, more information on Schiaparelli

First off, the happy news!  Soyuz MS-02 launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome yesterday.  Aboard were Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko, and Shane Kimbrough.  The mission was delayed a month due to technical issues with the spacecraft, but the repaired vehicle is performing well.   260 more words


ExoMars update: TGO is in orbit around Mars! Schiaparelli -- we don't know.

First off, a bit of good news: ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter (the first major element of the ExoMars program) has successfully entered orbit around the planet Mars!   306 more words


While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 17 edition

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Young children among 9 dead in Bali bridge collapse

Nine Indonesians including three children age three, six and nine, died after a bridge in Bali collapsed on Sunday (Oct 16), said the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB). 540 more words

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Topaktuelle Schweizer Lifestyle-Nachricht: Grosse Konkurrenz: Schweiz kämpft gegen 84 andere Länder um Oscar

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Ein lesenswerter Bericht für alle Lifestyle-Interessierten.

«Ma vie de Courgette» des Walliser Regisseurs Claude Barras ist der Schweizer Beitrag für den Auslands-Oscar 2017. 1,119 more words

Lifestye In Der Schweiz

News Update: Rosetta Mission comes to end, crash landing on comet 67P

Today at about 11:40 am (BST) the Rosetta spacecraft collided with the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a mission time of nearly 13 years.

What was the Rosetta Mission? 556 more words