The Rosetta Spacecraft Is Humanity's First Asteroid Lander

While NASA’s asteroid-capturing mission remains grounded from a lack of Congressional funding, a similar and equally ambitious ESA program is nearing fruition. In the coming months, the Rosetta spacecraft and its integrated Philae probe will become the first manmade objects to not only orbit an asteroid but land on it as well. Here’s how they’ll do it.

Read more…

    



Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/-f6Jf3ET-NA/the-rosetta-spacecraft-is-humanitys-first-asteroid-lan-1443930270
Tags: NASA   What Time Does Ios 7 Come Out   Sleepy Hollow   Eydie Gorme   Lee Westwood  

Advertisements