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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Million-Mile Journey
I don't remember seeing this article in Air and Space Smithsonian magazine. It gives a pretty good discussion of how asteroid missions could bridge the gap between lunar and Mars missions. On page 4, however, they over-complicate the Mars mission in comparison saying that crews would be exposed to 3 years of weightlessness, when the crew would be exposed to a maximum of 7 months or so of weightlessness traveling between the planets. Of course, there's some crazy group trying to prove that the crew wouldn't need to spend any time in weightlessness.
9:06 am est

A Gallery of old Spacecraft
Here is a list of old spacecraft that are still functioning. One that I work on in my day job, Landsat 5, is among 'em.
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