DailyDirt: Mars Missions

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The successful landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars will hopefully be followed by several years of fascinating data collection about our planetary neighbor. The mission has already gathered tons of useful radiation measurements on its journey that will give scientists a better idea of what kind of radiation levels a future manned mission would face on a similar trip to Mars. Here are just a few other interesting Mars-related missions to peruse while Curiosity performs its self-diagnostics before roaming around the surface of Mars. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: curiosity, heat shield, india, mars, opportunity, rover
Companies: nasa


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    Wally (profile), 9 Aug 2012 @ 6:26am

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    Any time Michael Ho. While I cannot stop all political debates, I try to keep an open mind.

    I might add that some of your posts bring back a lot of fond memories.

    Pertaining to Mars, my 8th birthday, Central Ohio's infamous Science Museum, COSCI, had a Mars exhibit where you got tickets and had the opportunity to perform geological surveys of the surface of Mars. Average age of my group was 7. We got in and much to my mother's chagrin and in spite of the fact they over-booked our flight to mars, we had a good time.

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