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Land Heavier Payloads on Mars. Aim for the Ground and Then Pull up at the Last Moment

A team of researchers has devised a new strategy for landing heavier craft on Mars, which could allow for crewed…

2 years ago

Mystery Blur in Mars Image Explained

When Curiosity executed a perfect six-wheel landing on Mars on the morning of August 6 to the excitement of millions…

8 years ago

Curiosity Completes Crucial Course Correction – 1 Week from Mars !

Image Caption: Course correcting thruster firings on July 29 successfully placed Curiosity on target to touchdown beside Mount Sharp inside…

8 years ago

Integrating New Concepts for Entry, Descent and Landing for Future Human Missions to Mars

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Andy Tomaswick, an electrical engineer who follows space science and technology. One…

8 years ago

Drop Test for Next Mars Rover’s Sky-Crane Landing System

One of the biggest unknowns for the Mars Science Lab -- a.k.a Curiosity -- is the landing system, called the…

10 years ago