September 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm · Filed under Campaign ‘12
So much for a quiet weekend. On Saturday the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a space policy white paper. The eight-page document (available on Scribd; it’s listed as a “private document” but you can freely view it at the link or embedded on Romney’s site) [...]
ProViScout,a collaborative EU project funded under the 7th Framework Programme, brings together major European groups to work on planetary and space exploration with no human intervention
A robot called Idris was taken to the Canaries by the Aberystwyth University’s Department of Computer Science (UK).
The Planetary Robotics Vision Scout (PRoViScout) project has being undertaking field trials at [...]
The Golden Anniversary of NASA
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Neil Armstrong hosts the 90-minute documentary that features film and video highlights of the agency’s first half-century. Included are insights and perspectives from astronauts, scientists, engineers and others whose contributions have helped shepherd America’s space program.Interviews include former NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, Apollo flight director Gene Kranz, [...]
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 overload [...]
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)