The Mars Curse

What is the Mars Curse? Let Fraser Cain explain!

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It’s not looking good for Europe’s mission to Mars — Quartz

Better luck next time, guys. A joint European/Russian mission to Mars appears to have failed, after NASA released images showing what looks like a crash site where the Schiaparelli spacecraft was supposed to have landed. The plan was for Schiaparelli, launched in March this year, to land on Mars Oct. 19 after a six-minute descent…

via It’s not looking good for Europe’s mission to Mars — Quartz

Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash

The Rosetta spacecraft “landed” on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 11:19 UTC yesterday. The picture above was taken from a range of about 16 km during the descent. It shows objects about 30 cm across. The image below is the last image sent from the spacecraft at an estimated altitude of 20 m. The area shown is about 2.4 […]

via Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash