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LDSD: The Great Shakeout Test For Mars

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NASA readies for the experimental flight of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a test vehicle designed for landing larger payloads on Mars. The saucer-shaped vehicle will undergo its first test flight in June 2014 from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab ...

Jun 4 2014, 11:30pm CDT

Full article at: RedOrbit YouTube Videos

Topics: NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility


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Flash From Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting A Martian Rock

Source: RedOrbit

The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock (starting at :17) result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock. ChemCam's laser zapping of this particular rock was the first time the team used Curiosity's arm-mounted Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera to try and capture images of the spark generated by the laser hitting a rock on Mars. Their efforts wer ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jul 20 2014, 11:00pm CDT
 


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Flash From Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting A Martian Rock

Source: RedOrbit

The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock (starting at :17) result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock. ChemCam's laser zapping of this particular rock was the first time the team used Curiosity's arm-mounted Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera to try and capture images of the spark generated by the laser hitting a rock on Mars. Their efforts were a success. The video is compiled from single images ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jul 19 2014, 3:45am CDT
 

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Voyager Captures Sounds Of Interstellar Space

Source: RedOrbit

[ Read the Article: NASA Scientists Confirm Voyager 1 Is Traveling Through Interstellar Space ] NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. Voyager 1's plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionized gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013. Credit: NASA Je ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jul 7 2014, 11:45pm CDT
 

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LDSD Test Vehicle Returns

Source: RedOrbit

First video of NASA's saucer-shaped test vehicle, the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) after it was recovered from the ocean and returned to Port Allen, Kauai, on June 29, 2014. The LDSD vehicle had completed its first test flight from Credit: NASA Je ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jul 3 2014, 5:49am CDT
 

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Former NASA Engineer Building Giant Car-Juggling Robot

Source: The Daily Caller

A former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer wants to build a 70-foot-tall diesel-powered robot that capable of juggling cars like softballs according to Gizmodo. WATCH: Dan Granett and his team are looking to raise about $2.3 million to build the BugJuggler, which will copy the complicated hand-eye coordi ...
Full article at: The Daily Caller Jul 1 2014, 3:10pm CDT
 

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What's Up For July 2014

Source: RedOrbit

Spot Pluto and see the Milky Way and planets all month long. Credit: NASA Jet Prop ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jul 1 2014, 8:42am CDT
 

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NASA Launches Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ On Earth

Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars. Since the twin Viking spacecraft landed on the red planet in 1976, NASA has relied on the same parachute design to slow landers and rovers after piercing through the thin Martian atmosphere. The $150 million experimental flight ...
Full article at: CBS Los Angeles Jun 28 2014, 3:04pm CDT
 

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Cassini Saturn Arrival

Source: RedOrbit

[ Read the Article: Cassini-Huygens Mission Marks 10 Years Of Studying Saturn On Monday ] On June 30, 2004 (PDT), as mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held their collective breath, the international Cassini-Huygens mission successfully arrived in orbit around Saturn. NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivered the European Space Agency's Huygens probe to Titan in early 2005. Cassini completed its four-year primary mission in 2008 and went on to perfor ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jun 26 2014, 6:32am CDT
 

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Curiosity Rover Report (6/24/2014): Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

Source: RedOrbit

On June 24, 2014, NASA's Curiosity rover completes her first Martian year (687 Earth days). Hear team members describe how the mission accomplished its main goal to find a past habitable environment on the Red Planet and the ongoing science studies. Credit: NASA Jet P ...
Full article at: RedOrbit Jun 23 2014, 12:14pm CDT
 



 

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