New media (video) JPL briefing will be held at JPL on Monday 27 August 2 p.m. PDT, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars’ Gale Crater.
you can watch the briefing online here at ustream.tv/nasajpl
PLEASE NOTE: All events are subject to change.
Another JPL audio briefing on Thursday August 23, 2012, both [...]
The current version of Mars24 is 7.0.1a, released 2012-08-09
All the information below was copied from the website of the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland. It has been put here just to ensure that as many people can find and enjoy this application. All links for download, help, etc are linking to webpages of Goddard. [...]
The weather station on Curiosity, provided by Spain, checks air temperature, ground temperature, air pressure, wind and other variables every hour at the landing site in Gale Crater.
On a typical Martian day, or “sol,” based on measurements so far in the two-week old mission, air temperatures swing from minus 2 to minus 75 Celsius (28 [...]
Ever wondered what the engineers or scientist mean when they talk about their space missions?
Jet Propulsion Laboratories has been kind enough for us all to put a very extensive list on their website. So wonder no more, but look it up here in the ‘Basics of Space Flight‘ Glossary.
Search this list of words with the [...]
* One of five planets known to ancients; Mars was Roman god of war, agriculture and the
* Yellowish brown to reddish color; occasionally the third brightest object in the night sky after the moon and Venus
* Average diameter 6,780 kilometers (4,212 miles); about half the size of Earth, but twice the size of Earth’s moon
* Same [...]