Tag Archives: Curiosity

SETI Institute Awarded New NASA Contract to Support Planetary Protection

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California-based SETI Institute has secured a contract to help NASA implement standards across the space agency's planetary protection efforts. SETI Institute will help the agency's Office of Planetary Protection report on biological cleanliness, review technical matters, administer training, inform the masses about these efforts and develop implementation guidelines, NASA said Saturday.

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NASA Installs Wheels on Perseverance Rover

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NASA has installed the wheels, air brakes and parachute system of Perseverance, the rover designed to collect samples for the Mars 2020 mission. The space agency said Friday its Kennedy Space Center completed the rover's wheel installation March 30, following a test in December with mock-up wheels.

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NASA Applies Software on Mars Rover for Autonomous Target Selection

NASA has applied new software on the Curiosity Mars rover to give the robotic mission an autonomous targeting feature. The agency said Thursday Curiosity uses the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to choose targets for the laser and telescopic camera components of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera instrument. Tara Estlin, AEGIS …

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NASA Science Mission Directorate Assoc. Administrator John Grunsfeld to Retire in April

John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA‘s science mission directorate, will retire from his post by the end of April. The four-decade space agency veteran has managed over 100 space missions, including the Curiosity Mars rover landing, New Horizons Pluto flyby and the Deep Space Climate Observatory, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 and Global Precipitation Measurement programs, …

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NASA Chooses 28 Researchers to Join Curiosity Mars Rover Mission

NASA has selected 28 researchers to join the the Curiosity Mars rover mission together with over 400 other members composed of principal investigators, co-investigators, science team collaborators, associates and students. Six new participants will join the mission, seven re-selected participants served the previous mission in other roles and fifteen have previously …

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