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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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Save Spirit

The journey should have ended a long time ago on Mars.  But somehow the rover Spirit has carried on.  It is now having problems with the right front and rear wheel and has been unable to move forward since December … Continue reading

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Cyclops Robot Actually A Tiny Greenhouse

Le Petit Prince is a design finalist in the Electrolux Design Lab competition. This cute robot designed by Martin Miklica, is designed to help us conquer Mars or other planets one plant at a time. Le Petit Prince does that … Continue reading

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NASA Sending Airplaine To Mars

NASA is going to send a UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle called ARES (Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey of Mars) to Mars. The rocket propelled airplane will have a 6.5 meter wingspan and will be folded into a an aeroshell for … Continue reading

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Inflatable Robots Could Invade Mars

One day, inflatable robots shaped like giant soccer balls could invade mars. Fredrik Bruhn from Angström Aerospace in Sweden and an international team have developed a 30 cm ball that inflates with xenon gas upon landing. The robot would use … Continue reading

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