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One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong. And that's where Orion's Launch Abort System comes in.
All seven Mars spacecraft are doing perfectly fine after comet Siding Spring's close encounter with Mars.
The University of Arizona (UA) hosted representatives of the Hayabusa-2 asteroid sample return mission to explore opportunities for collaboration with the OSIRIS-REx team.
The nucleus of comet Siding Spring passes close by Mars on Sunday, October 19, at 18:32 UTC. Here are links to webcasts and websites that should have updates throughout the encounter.
Curiosity spent a total of four weeks at Confidence Hills, feeding samples to SAM and CheMin several times. On two weekends during this period, the rover's activities were interrupted by faults with the robotic arm. Curiosity drove away from Confidence Hills on sol 780, and is ready to observe comet Siding Spring over the weekend.
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