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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rover’

China Moon Rover To Complete First Lunar Mission

China is blasting its first lunar rover into space, Sunday, December 1st, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on China time – Dec. 2. So what exactly are they looking for? Space.com said it was just to hit a milestone launch, adding to their space exploration program, with plans to set up their first permanent space station targeted for 2020. It …

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India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of the Red Planet and carry out some experiments of their own. The 300-day journey is successful less than half of …

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Robot Snakes May Soon be Sent to Mars

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been on Mars for a little over one year now, and much has been learned during this time. One of the main things that has been learned is that maneuvering on the rocky, red planet is rough. NASA has previously lost one Mars rover, Spirit, because it got stuck in the sand. Norway’s SINTEF Research …

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Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which issued the record-breaking fine, gave the company a severe reprimand over ethical breaches and the amount of money made through …

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NASA’s Newest Video Details Curiosity Mars Descent

NASA is in the middle of a very important mission right now as they are always in the middle of something these days. This mission is a little different as it is one that will put a new rover onto the surface of Mars. The rover “Curiosity” is a new kind of rover that is a lot heavier than past …

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NASA Unveils New Rover Prototype

Yesterday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled the prototype for their new lunar rover that they want to help in future missions. Together with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA is teaming on a project called RESOLVE which stands for Regolith and Environmental Science and Oxygen and Lunar Extraction. The hopes is that the new rover will be able …

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Astounding Mars Image Finds Wall-E?

NASA has had the rover “Opportunity” on the surface of Mars for a long time now. Every now and then it takes these fantastic streaming photos of the mars lanscape. Warning, do not stare into the photo, you will get sucked in and lost! This photo that the ‘Opportunity‘ took is facing eastward across the Endeavour Crater that spans 14 …

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Mars Viking Robots ‘Found Life’ In 1976

Are we alone in this universe? Is Earth so unique that out of the trillions upon trillions of planets in the universe, we are the only one that harbors life? What if the nearest life to us wasn’t orbiting Alpha Centauri but was on our nearest celestial neighbor? That is what scientist are saying after reviewing data collected from the …

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