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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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Send Your Name To Mars

NASA is working on creating a new mars rover to be launched in October 2011 called Curiosity or Mars Science Laboratory rover.  Overall, Curiosity is about the size of a small SUV. Curiosity, will carry many different instruments such as … Continue reading

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Heather Knight- Roboticist

Heather Knight is a graduate of MIT and now works at the Jet Propulsion Lab in California. She has worked on several amazing projects already, including developing the touch sensing panel in the head and the infrared detection in the … Continue reading

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