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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Another Mars Landing

It seems the 'high risk' strategy for landing the latest Mars Rover on the red planet has paid off, the rover is down, on target and operational. What more could anyone ask for?

I think congratulations to the NASA and ESA team that put it there are in order. Certainly the lessons of past failures, disasters and near disasters in past attempts have provided some learning experiences and these have been applied.

There are many who feel the entire space exploration effort is a waste of money. I think they are wrong on every level, the lessons learned in getting satellites aunched, men and women into space and now remote operated vehicles onto other worlds is all feeding back into things we now take for granted, but a generation ago were unimaginable.

We must continue to 'dare to go where no man has gone before.'

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