Space

    MOM India has launched a 300 day mission to park an orbiting science package around Mars. Scheduled to enter the thin Martian outer atmosphere on September 24th 2014. The mission vehicle, known as the Mangalyaan will look for evidence of methane in the atmosphere of Mars. The Curiosity Rover has not found enough […]

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China Launches A Lunar Rover

by Daniel Russ on December 3, 2013

    It has been over 40 years since anyone has achieved a soft landing on the Moon. The last Luna Rover in 1976 that the Soviets launched operated for many months after it landed. Now a third country, this one a new spacefaring nation, China, is about to soft-land a robot on Sinus Iridum […]

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Chinese Plan Space Station

March 4, 2010

“China’s space program will launch an unmanned experimental module next year, the first component of its permanent space station, state media reported Wednesday. Before the completion of the station, the 8.5 ton module, named Tiangong 1, or “Heavenly Palace,” will be used for docking practice by China’s Shenzhou space craft, Qi Faren, the program’s veteran […]

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