NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars
The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. "This is such an incredible night," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's chief for science missions. Now the real work begins for the $671 ...
NASA Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired by Origami
Trease is a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he works on solving one of NASA's biggest challenges: How to transport and deploy bulky objects as compactly and lightly as possible. A couple years ago, NASA began exploring ...
NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft Headed For Mercury Impact
After three and a half years in orbit around Mercury — the tiny shriveled and pockmarked orb that boasts temperatures in excess of 650 degrees — NASA's MESSENGER mission to our solar system's innermost planet is headed for a controlled late March ...
NASA says Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars
NASA's Maven spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars, completing a journey that lasted nearly a year and covered 442 million miles. NASA said late Sunday that the robotic explorer had fired its brakes and slipped into orbit, successfully completing ...
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