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Roland Gesthuizen

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper - 0 views

  • This etext was produced from "Astounding Science Fiction," February, 1957
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    "The Project Gutenberg EBook of Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper"
Roland Gesthuizen

Mars rover's dirty secret - 0 views

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    "I'm as happy as anyone that the Curiosity rover got to Mars; it's hard not to barrack for all those NASA geeks in their blue polo shirts. But before you get all apple pie about the achievement, there's something you should know: Curiosity runs on plutonium from a Soviet-era nuclear weapons plant."
Roland Gesthuizen

Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2 - 1 views

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    "With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet's "habitability."

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Roland Gesthuizen

Roving rover: Curiosity takes first spin around Mars - 7 views

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    "Curiosity took its first test drive around the gravel-strewn Martian terrain on Wednesday, preparation for the ultimate road trip to find out if life could have existed on the red planet. The six-wheel NASA rover did not stray far from the spot where it landed more than two weeks ago. It rolled forward about 15 feet, rotated to a right angle and reversed a short distance, leaving track marks on the ancient soil."
Roland Gesthuizen

New HD Video Lets You Plummet to Mars With Curiosity | Wired Science | Wired.com - 5 views

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    "Watching this amazing high-definition video of Curiosity's hair-raising landing on Mars will make you clutch at your armrest. Compiled from the probe's MARDI descent camera, it is the best landing video yet and gives you a chance to experience what it's like to ride along with the rover down to the Martian surface.

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Roland Gesthuizen

Come in Mars - Canberra, Australia (mobile) - YouTube - 1 views

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    "Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Each day the antennas are directed to receive or transmit data to any number of robotic spacecraft exploring our Solar System and beyond - yesterday it was the Mars Curiosity Landing. Thanks to DSS-45 (34-metre) DSS-34 (34-metre) DSS-43 (70-metre). 1080p coming :-)"
Roland Gesthuizen

Mars Curiosity Landing: A Cheat Sheet | Riding with Robots on the High Frontier - 2 views

  • Curiosity is the biggest rover ever sent to Mars, and carries the most advanced suite of instruments, in order to discover the story of the planet’s habitability.
  • Total time from top of atmosphere to full stop on the ground: about seven minutes

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    "After a spectacular launch and a long cruise through the black reaches of space, the Mars Science Laboratory-better known as the Curiosity rover-is set for the most dangerous part of its mission: the landing in Gale Crater. ... Use this page as a quick guide to the event."
Roland Gesthuizen

Mars Curiosity Landing: A Cheat Sheet | Riding with Robots on the High Frontier - 0 views

  • Total time from top of atmosphere to full stop on the ground: about seven minutes

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    "After a spectacular launch and a long cruise through the black reaches of space, the Mars Science Laboratory-better known as the Curiosity rover-is set for the most dangerous part of its mission: the landing in Gale Crater. Curiosity is the biggest rover ever sent to Mars, and carries the most advanced suite of instruments, in order to discover the story of the planet's habitability. Use this page as a quick guide to the event."
Roland Gesthuizen

What sets Curiosity apart from other Mars Rovers? - YouTube - 1 views

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    The Mars Science Lab was launched November 26, 2011, and is scheduled to land on Mars at Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. The rover "Curiosity, after completing a more precise landing than ever attempted previously, is intended to help assess Mars' habitability for future human missions. Its primary mission objective is to determine whether Mars is or has ever been an environment able to support life."
Roland Gesthuizen

ReMY - The Remote Mars Yard by Kazimierz Błaszczak - Kickstarter - 3 views

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    "The Remote Mars Yard (ReMY) - space technology just one click away. ReMY is an education-scoped project originating from Polish student analog Mars rovers - the winners of Mars Society's University Rover Challenge in Utah"
Roland Gesthuizen

#MarsCuriosity #MSL #NASATweetup Media Page · PML33T · Storify - 4 views

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    Photos, videos, articles, artwork, streaming links for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity NASATweetup -- For a comprehensive look at past and present NASATweetups check out the official Wiki - http://nasatweet.com/wiki/Main_Page.
Roland Gesthuizen

EarthDial Network - What We Do | The Planetary Society - 2 views

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    EarthDials have sprung up at 36 different sites in 15 different countries on 6 continents!
Roland Gesthuizen

Mars Exploration Family Portrait - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society - 0 views

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    Jason Davis put together this neat summary of the checkered history of Mars exploration. I especially like how he's cut out all the spacecraft, and how the cruise configurations of the landed missions are included in the circle surrounding Mars. For each mission, he's listed the launch dates and a terse summary of the fate of the spacecraft.
Roland Gesthuizen

First Australian tweetup for Mars mission › News in Science (ABC Science) - 1 views

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    Selected members of the general public will use twitter to ask scientists questions and report on this month's mission to Mar. The "tweetup" is tied to the launch of the NASA mission and is being hosted by CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC).
Roland Gesthuizen

Steve the Cat - 8 views

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    "Steve the Cat is a normal cat in many respects - he loves to eat, sleep, and chase his toy mouse. But beneath his calm, cool exterior lurks the wild soul of a frisky feline determined to redefine the cat world with his out-of-this-world perspectives on life, the Universe, and our place in it."
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    Nice science commentary by a cat :-)
Tom Fields

Fleet of INL-designed Mars hoppers could swiftly explore other worlds - 2 views

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    Future Mars surface missions could cover more ground with a platform that can hop great distances in the planet's thin atmosphere and weak gravity. Since summer 2009, researchers and student fellows at the Center for Space Nuclear Research at Idaho National Laboratory have been fleshing out designs for a nuclear-powered Mars hopper that can examine one Martian site, jump to another, and repeat, hundreds of times.
Danny Nicholson

Martian landscapes - The Big Picture - Boston.com - 6 views

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    images from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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