Space/Mars technology news & EVA Space walk General Thread


Moon Cotton buds anyone?

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

image source: CLEP
Cotton sprouts seen close-up under a protective cover on board the Moon lander


RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it’s dead already, Chinese admit - theregister


Scott Manley tells us - Why Are Most Impact Craters Perfectly Circular? (Rather than Ovals)


Are you aware of the gravity of the situation on Mars? Why yes, say boffins: We rejigged Curiosity to measure it - theregsiter

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Surprise surprise, it was basically a scam

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Good job I didn’t sign up to that one then.

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Scott Manley talks about - NASA Stops Trying to Wake Mars Opportunity After It Remains Silent


Back to the Moon. Just not yet though.

Scott tells us about NASA’s New Plans To Land Humans On The Moon In 10 Years.


Given the systematic disasters that are NASA crewed space projects nowadays, is there a chance this will actually happen?


Add another 10 years for all the BS political and bureaucratic delays :stuck_out_tongue:


has china traveled to the american moon landing sites to btfo the hoax conspiracy theorists yet? or will they just claim china’s in on it too?


wow scott manlet aged like shit. wasn’t he spposed to be in his 20s? he looks 45

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Israel’s Beresheet robot sets its sights on the Moon - bbc

The lift-off of the Beresheet’s Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral is timed for 20:45 EST, Thursday (01:45 GMT, Friday).

Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to ‘bite an asteroid’ - bbc

A Japanese spacecraft is set to “bite an asteroid” as it descends to collect a sample of rock from the surface.
The Hayabusa-2 probe will try to grab the sample from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu at 23:00 GMT on 21 February.

*Update: Israel’s Beresheet Moon mission gets under way - bbc


‘Mole’ on InSight Mars Lander Starts Burrowing, But the Going Is Rough space dot com

The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander burrows into the Martian soil for the first time on Feb. 28, 2019.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR)

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Adam Savage’s Tested

How Would Space Politics Work? - Offworld Episode 15


Hmm, they really didn’t cover a lot in that episode. Some parts were interesting, but there was so much they could have gotten into… SciFi offers such a broad range of subject matter to explore.


Scott Manley discusses - Would A Catastrophic Air Leak Knock The Space Station Out Of Orbit?


Adam Savage’s Tested

The Potential and Problems of Spaceship A.I. - Offworld Episode 16

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Deep Space Updates - SpaceX, Hayabusa Shoots an Asteroid, Mars Quakes - April 26th from Scott Manley