After the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, NASA’s first reusable spacecraft, what is the future of human spaceflight? The Columbia disaster will most assuredly prompt a review of all future goals of the U.S.’s space program. But already NASA and the Bush administration are leaning towards a quick return to flight as well as the discussion of larger program goals.
Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project have picked the top two “scientific sweet spots”, the landing sites, for a set of soon-to-be-launched robotic spacecraft. MER scientists met in closed-door sessions late last week at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California to thrash out the merits of a handful of landing locales.
Mars Data Project CD-ROMs are now available, providing raw data from Mars missions, software tools, and “HOWTO” articles. Volume One of the Mars Data Project is now shipping. Volume Two has also been announced. Order Volume One now or Preorder Volume Two, each for the low cost of $9.99! The Mars Data Project is a new effort led by MarsNews.com to analyze raw data from Mars missions and advance the public’s understanding of the planet Mars.
The Mars Data Project is finishing up its first release in a series of low-priced CD-ROMs with RAW data from the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, and Mars Pathfinder missions. The CD-ROM will be fully ISO9660-compliant and will work on PCs, Macintoshes, and Unix/Linux computers. Volume One includes special content providing the know-how for making great-looking images, background on the missions, and free, shareware, and trial software for image processing.
The Mars Data Project is a new effort led by MarsNews.com to analyze raw data from Mars missions and advance the public’s understanding of the Red Planet. The Mars Data Project will release the first in a series of low-priced CD-ROMs with RAW data from the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions. It will also include the necessary software and articles providing the know-how for making great-looking images. We are working with NASA/JPL and independent experts to include the best software and processing techniques.
MarsNews.com’s Editor-in-chief James Burk will be a guest tomorrow night on The Martian Revelation, an hour-long radio program aired on WMEL (920 AM), a Central Florida radio station. The program will begin at 10:00PM Pacific (1:00AM Eastern). Hosted by Mars enthusiast Gary Leggaire, the program covers all aspects of the Red Planet and will be archived on his website following the broadcast. Burk will discuss the latest evidence surrounding the THEMIS/Cydonia Image Controversy and NASA’s future exploration of Mars.
The second broadcast is now available of Radio Free Mars, a new Internet radio program presented by MarsNews.com. Burk continues his reporting on the controversies surrounding the Mars Odyssey’s THEMIS instrument and an overview of the 1989 Russian Phobos 2 mission. Also includes another excerpt from Burk’s radio interview series with Mexican journalist Jamie Maussan. It was recorded on November 12th and will be broadcast on DisInfoRadio.com and any other stations which would like to carry the freely licensed program.
MarsNews.com’s Editor-in-chief James Burk was a guest Sunday night for the sixth time on the popular radio program hosted by Jaime Maussan. It aired live across Mexico and Guatemala on 15 different radio affiliates and was also heard live on the Internet via EXA FM.
In their rush to release the first night-time infrared image of Cydonia, did NASA shoot themselves in the foot regarding previous releases? Sitting next to the Oct 31st release of Cydonia is proof that the July 24th release was fraudulent.
The first broadcast of Radio Free Mars, a new Internet radio program presented by MarsNews.com, will be heard on DisInfoRadio.com everyday at 3pm Pacific and again at 3am Pacific. It is also available for download from this website.