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Space Shuttle hailed down

If you were ready, sitting in your seat to watch the Space Shuttle STS-117 mission launch on March 15, you can leave your position. Hail damaged the foam on the external tank:   The Shuttle…


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A sad robot’s tale

This is a sad story of a small robot all on its own, wandering around, desperately looking for contact. It could well be a tragic SF-story, but it isn’t. In 1997 Mars Pathfinder landed on…


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Mars Rovers updating their brains

The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity keep on rolling on Mars, entering their fourth year on the planet. Now new software is uploaded which enables the Rovers to examine and discern certain details they can…