Posts Tagged ‘landing’

Nat Geo prepares launch of ‘Mars’ miniseries on Monday

While it will be quite a while before any of us actually sees the first astronaut step foot on Mars, a new six-part miniseries debuting Monday night on the National Geographic Channel will offer a sneak-preview of what it will take to send a manned mission to the Red Planet. “Mars,” which the network is […]

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How NASA Found The Lost ExoMars Lander So Quickly

Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander did not have had the smooth landing its team had hoped for on October 19, but at least it didn’t stay missing for long. A high-resolution camera onboard a NASA satellite discovered the errant spacecraft’s parachute and…

Multinational astronaut crew returns safely from the ISS

Late Saturday night, three astronauts landed safely in the Kazakhstan countryside after a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. One of the safely returned astronauts was American Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space. Rubins, Russia’s Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency landed southeast of Zhezkazgan […]

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New NASA Images Confirm Schiaparelli’s Demise

The fate of the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander is sealed.

An image taken Tuesday by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals a series of impact crates strewn about the expected landing zone of the craft, with no sign of the lander …

ExoMars mission continues to thrive despite loss of lander

Despite the apparent loss of the Schiaparelli lander, the other half of the ExoMars 2016 mission, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), has successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit and will continue to function as expected, officials from the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed. According to Gizmodo and The Verge, ESA officials believe that the […]

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