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The planet Mars may be on the receiving end of a “Time Capsule of Humanity” orchestrated by an international team of university students.

The students are proposing to fly their time capsule to Mars via a CubeSat platform. This vehicle would carry a...

Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering

Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering


Target Rock “Ithaca” in Gale Crater, Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (not to scale). After an extensive mapping phase by the orbiter in August–September 2014, a landing site will be selected for Philae to conduct in situ measurements in November 2014. Credit: ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab

Rosetta, Europe’s comet chaser is about to...

Mechanical engineering PhD student Shannon Zirbel and a team of students work on a solar array prototype that uses origami. Credit: BYU/Brian Wilcox

Origami is a source of inspiration for mechanical engineering students who are working with NASA/JPL, the National Science Foundation, and origami master Robert Lang to design novel mechanisms for use in space and in other applications.



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