August 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic
President Dwight Eisenhower shared “An Introduction to Outer Space,” a remarkable statement from his Science Advisory Committee, and a section titled “A Message From Mars” notes that much of what we wish to learn in space can be gathered by instruments and transmitted back to Earth at a small fraction of the cost required to send scientists to other planets.
August 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Another American spaceship has landed on Mars, promising great advances in science and new, dramatic views of the Red Planet. Continue Reading
August 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The robotic explorer Curiosity’s daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.
August 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. Continue Reading
August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The University of North Dakota is hosting a party in conjunction with the planned landing of NASA’s new robot rover on Mars. Continue Reading
July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking. Continue Reading
March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
It would be patterned after Russia’s mock flight to Mars that lasted 520 days at a Moscow research center. Six men were involved in that study, which ended late last year. They were locked in a steel capsule.
January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Former NASA chief: ‘It’s Christmas in January’This is only the fifth time in history scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. This also is an important and unique opportunity for scientists trying to learn about Mars’ potential for life; so far, no NASA or Russian spacecraft has returned bits of Mars. Continue Reading
January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Engineers closely tracked the one-ton rover nicknamed Curiosity, which has been cruising along since rocketing from Earth last November. The firing of its eight thruster engines is the most important task Curiosity will perform during its 352-million-mile flight to the red planet, but it’s not unprecedented. Previous robotic explorers have had to adjust their paths several times en route to landing. Continue Reading