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Rosetta Spacecraft Lands on Comet

rosetta-headerHumanity has landed spacecraft on the Moon and Mars but until yesterday, we had not landed anything on a small moving object. In our continuing pursuit of knowledge from beyond this world, the European Space Agency completed the hard part of a 10-plus year mission to land a spacecraft on a comet.

At just past 11:00 AM EST on Wednesday, the Rosetta space craft’s Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P.

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How Will Humans Get to Mars?

With the recent news that the Mars One project had over 100,000 people apply for the one-way trip to the red planet, maybe now would be a good time to look at the logistics of actually making the trip to Mars.

Space physicist, Martin Archer, explains how humanity would be able to make it to Mars with current technology but also details the dangers that astronauts face when making an interplanetary journey.

Chris Hadfield’s Mission Reflections

Chris Hadfield’s mission aboard the International Space Station comes to an end tomorrow. His five months out in space has really seen something like a revolution in the communication between the people of Earth and denizens of outer space thanks to social media. Using Twitter, YouTube and video links, Hadfield has brought us a little insight into our world and space while cementing himself as a Canadian national treasure.

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Who Wants to Live (and Die) on Mars?

mars-one-2022It seems as though we’ve settled on Mars being the next step in humanity’s continuing quest to explore space.

A few weeks ago, millionaire Dennis Tito announced his Inspiration Mars project to send a two-person crew on a mission to travel to and around Mars in a 17-month round-trip from Earth to the Red Planet in 2018.

This isn’t the first manned mission to Mars that’s been announced. In 2011, Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp announced his plan to send people to Mars to start a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023. However, in a recent interview with the CBC, Lansdorp revealed that his Mars One project isn’t a round trip.

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