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Articles by Lucas Fried (2)

Nearly half of all missions to Mars have failed according to Professor James Head.

News, Science & Research

Dangling by nylon threads: touchdown of Mars Perseverance Rover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

An unexpected snowfall closed schools in Huntsville, Alabama on the afternoon of Feb. 18. Despite the cold, NASA scientist Caleb Fassett MS’05 PhD’08 was grateful to have his two first-grade daughters home to witness a key moment in space exploration.

50 landing sites were presented to NASA, but the final two standout sites came out of research from Brown, including the Jezero Crater.

News, Science & Research

Journey to Jezero Crater: what Perseverance may uncover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

Several years ago, Jezero Crater was proposed as the landing site for NASA’s 2011 Mars rover Curiosity but was rejected because there were too many rocks that the rover might hit in the possible landing areas, according to Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jack Mustard.