February 6th, 2007

Engineer sweats new Mars lander Rocky Mountain News

NASA engineer Barry Goldstein said he’s “scared to death” about the Colorado-built Phoenix Mars Lander, and everybody else on the mission should be, too.
“You’ve got to be constantly scared to death and have the perspective that there are flaws in the system,” Goldstein said Thursday, while standing alongside the solar-powered Phoenix lander in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems southwest of Denver in Jefferson County.
“That doesn’t mean that there are flaws, but you have to constantly be hunting to find them if they are there,” said Goldstein, NASA’s Phoenix project manager.

December 21st, 2004

Mars reconnaissance mission hits milestone Rocky Mountain News

Boulder and Denver aerospace companies joined forces this month when the most powerful Mars camera ever built was installed on NASA’s $500 million Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The orbiter is under construction at Lockheed Martin Space System’s Waterton Canyon facility southwest of Denver. The camera was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Boulder.

November 11th, 2004

Mars answers spur questions Rocky Mountain News

Five spacecraft are circling Mars and creeping across its ruddy surface, looking for traces of long-gone waters and signs that the cold, arid planet may once have been hospitable to life. The robotic martian invasion – three orbiters and two six-wheeled rovers – has already uncovered strong evidence that water once flowed on Mars and is now locked in subsurface ice. But big questions about water on Mars remain. When did it flow? How long did it last? How much was there? Where did it come from? Where did it go? Perhaps the most tantalizing question: Were there long-lived watery environments where microbial life could have gained a foothold?

February 24th, 2004

Lockheed fixes gaze on Mars Rocky Mountain News

Lockheed Martin Corp. has created a new organization at its Jefferson County division to try to capitalize on the Bush administration’s plans for a Mars landing. The organization, Space Exploration, will be housed in Lockheed’s Space Systems Co. in Waterton Canyon.

January 3rd, 2004

Mars rover at critical juncture Rocky Mountain News

Mars researchers are bracing for “six minutes from hell” tonight when the first of twin rovers slams into the top of the planet’s atmosphere at 12,000 mph and begins its perilous descent to the surface. The fate of the $410 million Spirit rover, which has traveled 300 million miles in seven months to reach this point, hangs on those 360 seconds. Spirit will arrive at 9:35 p.m. MST as it attempts to become the fourth spacecraft to land successfully on Mars. The condition of the British-built Beagle 2, which hasn’t uttered a peep since its scheduled arrival on Christmas Eve, is still unknown.

December 27th, 2003

Local orbiter key in Mars tour Rocky Mountain News

When the first of two NASA rovers arrives on Mars next Saturday, a Denver-built orbiter will be the key link in a new system to relay vital landing data back to Earth. Mars Global Surveyor will pass 250 miles overhead on Jan. 3 when the the first of the golf cart-sized rovers, Spirit, streaks to its landing site. Spirit is scheduled to arrive at Gusev Crater, a giant impact basin that may once have held a lake, at 9:35 p.m. MST. About a minute before it bounces to the surface, Spirit will begin transmitting detailed information about its status to Global Surveyor. About two hours later, those vital signs will be beamed back to Earth.

December 15th, 2003

Big dust storm stirs concern as rovers get closer to Mars Rocky Mountain News

Mars researchers are keeping a watchful eye on a large dust storm that could – if it grows into a raging global event that shrouds the whole planet – complicate efforts to land the first of two NASA rovers less than three weeks from now. “Usually they appear and die out in a few days to a week, or they expand into global storms. We don’t know what’s going to happen with this one,” said Bruce Jakosky, a University of Colorado geologist who served on the site selection committee for NASA’s $820 million Mars Exploration Rover mission. The dust storm was spotted late last week and now covers a large region of the planet’s northern hemisphere, Jakosky said Sunday during a Mars exploration workshop for reporters.

December 11th, 2003

Scientist ready to live his dream Rocky Mountain News

As one of two Colorado-based researchers on the science team for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover mission, geologist William Farrand Farrand will be among the first to view the pictures sent back from the ruddy, dust-cloaked surface. “As much as they need food or water, people need to explore, to see what’s over the next hill or what’s on the next planet,” Farrand said from his office at the Space Science Institute in Boulder.

December 4th, 2003

NASA engineers, museum offer a mission to Mars on Saturday Rocky Mountain News

Mars fans can learn more about NASA’s upcoming rover mission during Marsapalooza, a traveling educational show that hits the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Saturday. Six scientists and engineers who helped create NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers will explain the mission. The show, which is aimed at young people and families, features hands-on activities and educational demonstrations.

November 1st, 2003

Reaching toward the stars Rocky Mountain News

Congress recently initiated the Space Power Caucus after discussions with Peter Teets, the undersecretary of the Air Force, because the time is right to get the message out that space is critical to this nation’s future, both on the battlefield and in industry.

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