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January 29, 2011

NASA's New Robotic Lander Prototype Skates Through Integration and Testing

NASA created a new smaller and versatile lander for airless bodies. They created a prototype that passed all of the testing. This new lander will be useful to explore the moon and asteroids that can have dangerous or high-risk areas for the landers to explore. The smaller frame will allow more exploration, which will allow astronomers to learn even more about the airless bodies in the universe. I think that it is great that technology is still developing to help us learn more about our universe. It will definitely be worth the money I believe. The astronomers hope to reach some more scientific goals through this new technology. It will be interesting to see what information these landers will bring us in the future.

Read the whole article at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110126172209.htm

Posted by melmccor at January 29, 2011 06:46 PM

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