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Software Makes for Soft Mars Landing

kenekaplan (2426100) writes | more than 2 years ago

Mars 1

kenekaplan writes "The software that guided the U.S. space agency’s Mars Science Laboratory to its bulls-eye landing on Mars was written by Wind River, an Intel subsidiary. The software operated the craft’s controls from its liftoff in November 2011, to its descent in a swirl of red dust at 10:21 p.m. (PDT) Sunday."
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Red dust... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40901825)

Swirl of red dust... I think it was more tan.

Still is was FanTanStic.

It realy was an engineering sucess so far.

Given the time in flight I think exploration of the
solar system will not be done with manned space craft.

Microgravity research and astronomy... may prove to be exceptions.

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