Tag Archives: re-entry

MRO Snaps Picture of MSL Curiosity Rover on Parachute as it landed.

(Source NASA) -NASA’s Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The High-Resolution…

Mars Rover SAFELY ON THE SURFACE OF MARS!! Congratulations NASA!!

The Mars Science Lab rover Curiosity safely touched down exactly as planned on Mars at 1:31am eastern time. It was a best case scenario all around as the controllers at JPL had telemetry for…

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Hours from Landing, Landing is a GO!

(Source NASA) PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is healthy and right on course for a landing in several hours that will be one of the most difficult…

Why did Phobos Grunt really fail?

Recent headlines were filled with a plethora of information about the reentry of the doomed Russian Spacecraft Phobos Grunt. There have been many rumors and speculation as to why it…

Phobos-Grunt re-entry status

Latest status for Phobos-Grunt Re-entry 1/16/11 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, leader of defense and industrial sector, put the investigation into the Phobos-Grunt crash case under his personal…