How to Land on a Comet - NASA Science

Posted by WBD 5 years, 11 months ago to Science
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More human achievement to admire. You build a craft to land on a celestial body that you've never seen and don't know exactly what it's made of. You just know it's there.
SOURCE URL: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/03nov_rosettalanding/


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  • Posted by $ ObjectiveAnalyst 5 years, 11 months ago
    I sure hope this mission is successful. We have seen enough "agony of defeat" lately...It is man's nature to explore. "Why does a man climb a mountain? Because it is there."
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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 5 years, 11 months ago
    This is going to be a huge step for mankind. The first step toward asteroid/comet mining and a solid human presence in space.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 11 months ago
      Asteroid landing is a walk in the park by comparison, imo. Mining, otoh, will take some robotic tech upgrades still in r & d. The industry is just starting to test unmanned trucks driving within well defined mine sites on earth. Another example of how different mining will be: Power needed to do mining under earth gravity is substantial and is almost exclusively diesel powered internal combustion engines. On asteroids a completely different power source must be used. It will be a magnificent undertaking!
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