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STEAM it Up Sculptures and a Mars Colony

At the beginning of the school year in my STEAM it Up class I had the students vote on which of many possible projects they wanted to work on. 1,340 more words

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NRC’s Supporting Role in NASA’s Mars 2020 Launch

Don Helton
Senior Reliability and Risk Engineer

“Outer space” may not come to mind when you think about the NRC. But we’re excited to be involved with NASA in the planning for a 2020 launch of another Mars rover. 472 more words


Life on Mars? Report identifies strange rocks on Red Planet that might be filled with 'past Martian life'

A close look at photos from a defunct NASA mission may have yielded the best evidence yet for life on Mars: A series of curious-looking rocks discovered by the malfunctioning Spirit rover. 901 more words


China Successful Launch of CZ-5 Rocket Equal to World Strongest Now

China’s CZ-5 rocket is able to send 25 tons to lower earth orbit (LEO). In SCMP’s report today titled “Launch of China’s most powerful rocket helps Beijing close gap with US”, it quotes James Clay Moltz, a professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School in California, as saying that the rocket will allow China to match the US in operating large-scale, high performance spy satellites and global military communication satellites, as well as attempting to put up a full-sized space station, land humans on the moon or send robotic rovers to Mars. 142 more words

ExoMars lander crashed after its thrusters prematurely shut off and possibly exploded on impact

The ExoMars Schiaparelli lander, which was slated to touch down on Mars on Wednesday, crashed on the planet after its thrusters shut off prematurely, the European Space Agency confirmed Friday. 417 more words


Mars lander likely lost after thrusters cut off earlier than expected during descent

BERLIN – Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet. 440 more words


China’s Space Ambition

CCTV’s report on October 8 marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Fifth Research Institute of the Defense Ministry, China’s first missile research institute that began China’s space efforts, reviews China’s achievements and gives description of the major targets in China’s ambitious space program. 249 more words