ASTRO BOB Curiosity Rover update: Stalking the stony plains of Mars
I enjoy kicking back and looking over photos taken from other planets. There's no better way to leave the Earth behind - if only for an hour - than digging through the archives. One of my favorite h... Posted on 12/3/13 at 9:45 AM
THE RACING LIFE Watch Episode 2 Now!
On the show:#B4 WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver, Tim Berg and his son Jory. #43 WISSOTA Super Stock driver, Brian Bernotas, his son Dylan and crewman Mike Kern. Kid's Corner with Kendra Machart and #3... Posted on 1/14/12 at 5:00 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Teenage Communication
Men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, according to relationship counselor John Gray. The way men and women interact with the world around them is SO different, that its almost like they are di... Posted on 8/17/11 at 6:25 PM
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Thanks to Big Dawgz Bill Tanner and Pat Mars for allowing me to talk about UND's Great Conversation with Sam Anderson on their enormously popular, hugely rated, impeccably produced radio program this ... Posted on 10/19/10 at 1:33 PM
Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Russian spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars and stuck in Earth's orbit will come crashing back next month, but its toxic fuel and radioactive material on board will pose no danger of contamination, the Russian space agency said today.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. A rover of "monster truck" proportions zoomed toward Mars on an 8½-month, 354 million-mile journey Saturday, the biggest, best equipped robot ever sent to explore another planet.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article If Russian controllers fail to bring the Phobos-Grunt craft back to life, the tons of highly toxic fuel it carries would turn it into the most dangerous manmade object to fall from orbit, one NASA veteran said.
The Mars spacesuit designed by UND is going to Antarctica for testing because Antarctica is a lot like Mars. But first, they’re testing it at UND because North Dakota is a lot like Antarctica at this time of year.
Two scientists are suggesting that colonization of the red planet could happen faster and more economically if astronauts behaved like the first settlers to come to North America — not expecting to go home.
President Barack Obama predicted Thursday his new space exploration plans would lead American astronauts to Mars and back in his lifetime, a bold forecast relying on rockets and propulsion still to be imagined and built.
Seth Borenstein and Erica Werner
, April 15, 2010
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