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April 14, 2020


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:13 pm
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Nice photos of the Earth as the ESA/JAXA joint mission to Mercury flies by.  JAXA is really doing a lot in the non-manned space arena. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 14, 2020

Small thinking

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:42 am
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In this story, the plans of the ESA and NASA are discussed in regard to getting samples of Martian soil back here for study….by 2031.  This is the perfect example of the small thinking that infects NASA. By 2031, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will have people on Mars, while the government spaceflight agencies diddle around. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 19, 2019

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:36 am
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NASA has a spacecraft that is orbiting an asteroid and mapping it in preparation for landing and sampling the surface.  Small planetary bodies have become a hot item of study for NASA, JAXA and the ESA.

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