NASA Moves Maven To Prevent Potential Martian Mishap

NASA has performed a collision avoidance manoeuver in order to stop one of the Martian satellites, MAVEN, from smashing into one of the Martian moons, Phobos, on March 6th. If the trajectory was left unchanged, the MAVEN spacecraft would most likely collide with the small moon disintegrate upon impact. NASA, however, have been keeping a …

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SpaceX Mars Mission In 2018 Could Give Boost To Future Manned Trips.

SpaceX told the international community that they plan to visit the red planet in 2018. What will they be testing and how will it assist future missions? The first technology SpaceX plan to test is supersonic retropropulsion. In the past, when we’ve sent landers to the surface of other worlds, we’ve used parachutes to slow …