ExoMars ready for launch


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

The European ExoMars Mars orbiter and lander mission, set for launch on March 14, is assembled on its Proton rocket and is ready for launch.

This European project was originally going to be in partnership with NASA, but the Obama administration pulled out of the deal. The Russians then offered to come in and provide a rocket for the mission.

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One comment

  • Local Fluff

    Russia. Mars. Proton.
    Why did ESA get itself into this corner? ULA has celebrated 100+ successful launches in a row. Ariane Space is not far behind. But the Proton blows up now and then, or its upper stage fails to reach a useful trajectory. Including all Mars missions they have attempted with their Proton. If this doesn’t work, I think that it will be very bad for the future of Roscosmos. To compare, India has a 100% successful track record for martian orbiters.

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