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Curiosity Lands!

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

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NASA’s Robotic Asteroid Mission

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

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Robonaut 2 In Space

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

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Japan Could Send Humanoid To Space Station

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

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Robonaut 2 In Space

Robonaut 2 is about to go into space.  The Space Shuttle Discovery launch that was originally scheduled for today has been delayed until Wednesday at 3:52.  Once launched, it will travel to the International Space Station. Robonaut 2 will do … Continue reading

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