spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

NASA confirms Curiosity collected rock sample with drill
Posted: Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 6:21 AM ET (1121 GMT)
MSL first rock sample, Feb 2013 (NASA/JPL) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected the first rock sample obtained from within a Martian rock, project officials said Wednesday. Curiosity used its drill for the first time earlier this month on a rock named "John Klein", but it was only early Wednesday that engineers were able to confirm that the rover had collected a sample during drilling. Curiosity returned images showing powered rock collected in the drilling poured into a scoop on the rover. The sample will be shaken through a sieve in the coming days to remove larger particles, and the rest will be transferred to instruments on the rover for analysis.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 31 7:37 AM ET (1137 GMT)

Atlas launches GPS satellite
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)

Progress cargo spacecraft sent to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 31
Elon Musk's past comments about Orbital Sciences are chilling, but nothing more.
Washington Business Journal — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Ukraine Denies Role in Explosion of U.S. Rocket
Moscow Times — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
How to Make Money Off Space Exploration
Institutional Investor — 6:39 am ET (1039 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list