DART

NASA’s Hubble Spots Twin Tails in New Image After DART Impact

wo tails of dust ejected from the Didymos-Dimorphos asteroid system are seen in new images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, documenting the lingering aftermath of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact. The DART spacecraft impacted Dimorphos, a small moonlet of Didymos, on Sept. 26 in a planetary defense test to change Dimorphos’ orbit by crashing into it.…

Webinar on Artificial Intelligence as a new tool for Space Architecture

We organize together with Mars City Design 18 October, 20:30 CET a webinar on Artificial Intelligence as a new tool for Space Architecture. Speakers: Vittorio Netti, Vera Mulyani, Valentina Sumini, Sylve Truyman. The event is part of our research framework related to the future construction of habitats in Space. Registration: https://www.mars-city.org/seminar-registration/

Evolution of Mars Rovers

Twenty-five years ago that little robot, a six-wheeled rover named Sojourner, made it — becoming the first in a string of rovers built and operated by NASA to explore Mars. Four more NASA rovers, each more capable and complex than the last, have surveyed the Red Planet. The one named Curiosity marked its 10th year…

Terrae Novae: Europe’s exploration vision

ESA’s Terrae Novae exploration programme is leading Europe’s human journey into the Solar system using robots as precursors and scouts. Exploring space is about travelling farther and coming back with new experiences and knowledge to help us on Earth. Humankind will benefit from the new discoveries, ambitions, science, inspiration, and challenges. Looking further ahead the Terrae…

SOL:11

Last day of sim for the SMOPS crew, wrapping up experiments and starting to pack for the return travels. #smop #marsplanet #desertresearch #astronauta #marte #astronomia #galaxia #espacio #launchamerica #spazio #spacestation #galaxias #spaceexploration #spaceshuttle #astronauts #sistemasolar #astronaut #internationalspacestation #astronomía #spaceship #spacexlaunch #spacetravel #spacecraft #astronomer #astrophysics #spaceart #astrofisica #astrophotography #galaxies #astronomie

SOL: 10

A good solOperations proceed nominally, with some more focus the journalist’s work filming the station. #smops #marsplanet #marsdesertresearch #astronauta #astronomia #launchamerica #spazio #espacio #spacestation #spaceexploration #spaceshuttle #astronauts #sistemasolar #astronaut #astronomer #starlink #starship #spaceship #astronautlife #spaceart #astrophysics #spacecraft #astrophotography #spacexlaunch #astronomie #galaxies #extraterrestrial #stargazing #astronautas #pianeti

Smops Suit

SOL: 7

Easter on MarsThe crew woke up earlier than usual so that they could conduct an extra vehicular activity a bit far away from our habitat. They watched the sunrise from the main window of the hab while enjoying our breakfast and a nice Italian coffee before exiting the station. The afternoon EVA crew just came back…