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Our New Map of Every Mars Landing Attempt, Ever

Our New Map of Every Mars Landing Attempt, Ever Emily Lakdawalla • June 3, 2020 The Planetary Society has a new and improved guide to all the places we’ve landed—or crashed—on Mars It’s almost Mars launch season again! Once every 26 months, as Earth runs on its inside track around the Sun,...

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Space is Hard

Space is Hard Later this month, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will take to the skies for the third time to launch the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission. Several exciting, one-of-a-kind NASA technology and science payloads are among the two-dozen spacecraft aboard. First, let’s talk about that...

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Top 5 risks of space exploration Part 1: Gravity 

Top 5 risks of space exploration Part 1: Gravity  Voyager has left the solar system; we have rovers on Mars and New Horizons has ventured into the Kuiper Belt. But the goal is not only to have robots in space, but a sustainable human presence. This human element is the...

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