Category: Mars Q & A

Affording Mars Workshop Summary

NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: Anath Hartmann Phillips & Company   Human Mission to Mars is Both Feasible, Affordable Industry, Government Leaders Issue Consensus Statement on Six Principles to Achieve a Human Mars Mission by the 2030s   WASHINGTON, DC — January 14, 2014 — A global working group of more than sixty leaders from […]

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NASA JPL briefings on Curiosity

NASA JPL briefings on Curiosity

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 PLEASE NOTE: All events are subject to change. Another  JPL audio briefing on Thursday August […]

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Mars24 Sunclock — Time on Mars

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 […]

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MSL Picture of the Day:1+16 Days: Weather on Mars

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 […]

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Spaceflight words explained

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 […]

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