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 […]
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)
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 […]
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, […]
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.