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As August 2019 begins, we've reviewed the most popular stories – as determined by our readers – across EPDT’s website & newsletter during the last month...
Unless you’ve been living under a (moon) rock, I’m sure you have been (happily) bombarded (as I was, working on EPDT’s August issue) with reminders of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission moon landings, in the run up to the 20th July.
Are you suited to space? Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Astronaut Aptitude Test asks a series of questions based on NASA’s Astronaut Candidate requirements to determine your suitability for space & reveal how likely you are to make it as an astronaut.
In 2020, NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet, which will involve a small helicopter taking the first aerial photos of Mars. This piece from Maxon Motor describes the mission and the Switzerland-built DC motors that control the helicopter’s rotors.
The International Space Station will this year be accompanied by NASA’s Space Debris Sensor, which will aid the station’s small debris shields by monitoring small orbital particles for two to three years.
A New Frontiers-class mission concept: as proposed to NASA, the instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter Dragonfly could search for habitable sites where life could be developed on Titan.
The sun-exploring mission is now named in honour of Eugene Parker, who conducted pioneering work on the ‘solar wind’: a stream of charged particles flowing out from the Sun's atmosphere.
Linear Technology has announced that its products are playing a key role in the Mars rover launched by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The Japanese carmaker has welcomed news that the electronics in its cars are not at fault.
The US Department of Transportation has released the results from a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. NASA engineers evaluated the electronic circuitry in the affected vehicles and analysed more than 280,000 lines of software code in its thorough search for potential flaws and errors.
A Cape Canaveral tour guide will have the same Maxon motors as the Mars Rover.
NASA's Desert RATS project is a plastic box bolted to a backpack frame and carried around the Arizona desert.
CCD image sensors in NASA’s Messenger spacecraft capture rare images of Mercury.