Mars and beyond.

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October 23rd, 2016 at 5:58:38 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
Not so good news.


The lander carried few i f any instruments, and was intended as a demonstrator for a new safe landing method.

I'll get ahead of the facts and call it "not successful."

BTW, this was a joint venture with the Russian space agency. This brings up to zero the number of successful Russian probe missions to mars (though they've done quite well on Venus)
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December 5th, 2017 at 7:50:40 PM permalink
rxwine
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Photo from Mars

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November 26th, 2018 at 11:41:56 AM permalink
rxwine
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About 20 minutes to Mars landing or Mars crash.
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November 26th, 2018 at 11:58:47 AM permalink
rxwine
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That last countdown from 500 meters down it seemed to still be going over 220mph until it got around 100 meters.
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November 26th, 2018 at 2:50:27 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Touch down! Congrats JPL! Good luck with the drilling.
September 29th, 2019 at 8:28:36 PM permalink
rxwine
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Rumors that life on Mars may be discovered in the next 2 years by either the European rover or the USA one.

Seems to be based on the ability of life to survive in extreme conditions, and these newer rovers ability to dig and analyze core soil samples much deeper than before.

Still that would be an enormous discovery, even if only microbes.
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February 7th, 2021 at 10:42:40 PM permalink
rxwine
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The United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary mission will enter Mars orbit tomorrow.
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