Monday, 13 February 2017

Location, Location, Location!

Here's NASA making up their minds about where to send their next rover. All the sites sound pretty interesting to explore.

NASA JPL: Potential Landing Sites

Plus - one large part of the Mars 2020 rover mission is to prepare for human habitation. 

In NASA-speak, the mission aims to fill a Strategic Knowledge Gap that would make human visits or colonisation that much less hazardous and unknown. 

For example, they could test out equipment to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere or the regolith, and study the atmospheric dust particles which - being so small and potentially abrasive, electrically charged and chemically active - could become a major headache for Marstronauts.

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