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Curiosity’s descent in 297 MARDI images

Michael Malin must be elated. Finally, after having to wait for over a decade, his descent  camera grabbed the images while a spacecraft was landing on Mars. Michael had a MARDI (Mars Descent Image) on the Phoenix lander too, but that was never turned on as NASA had feared that the MARDI snapping pictures would […]

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Curiosity Landing: this is how we all felt

Watch the tension on the face of Bill Nye, executive director of the Planetary Society, waiting to hear whether the landing of Curiosity on Mars was successful. Believe me, if I say, this is how we all felt~! Afterwards many of us went out and painted the town red (pun intended)

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blog in Huffington Post during landing of Curiosity

Landing complete The first images come in; small thumbnails from one of the HazCams. It shows much dark, but for us die hards, that were there when Spirit and Opportunity arrived, we know what these images mean: soil under our wheels. We have arrived. The room here at Planetfest keeps cheering at every new feed […]

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Women In Aerospace Europe

Women In Aerospace Europe

On Wednesday June 20, 2012 the Women In Aerospace of Europe convened for their yearly meeting at the ESA Business Incubation Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. As member of this organisation I was present to witness the growth of this organisation all over Europe. In my mind WIA, in Europe and in the United States, […]

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ISDC report from 30,000 feet up

ISDC report from 30,000 feet up

While traveling home from Washington to Boston I am contemplating the International Space Development Conference (ISDC). My conclusion is that we had a good time at ISDC. The Mars track at ISDC was a wonderfully busy event, and filled with interesting speakers and a room filled to capacity — and over — most of the day.

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