Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NASA:Mars Curiosity Rover Carries Chip with 15,000 Important Names for Prosperity's Sake

The spaceship, launched by NASA, is the most advanced compared to its predecessors and is expected to achieve substantial scientific discoveries, said Essam Heggy, member of the Radar Science Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a prominent planetary scientist.
The size of the spaceship, called Curiosity, is the same as a small car. It weighs 900 kilograms and it cost 2.5 billion dollars.
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As for the electronic chip, Heggy explained, people who work in NASA put on it the names they believe should be honored in the future when visitors to Mars find them.

“Those who find the chip will be keen on knowing more about the people whose names are written and in this way NASA will have paid them tribute.”

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