Mars

Is This Engineless Aircraft The Key To Aviation On Mars?

Airbus Perlan II will be the first engineless aircraft to fly at the edge of space using nothing but wind. The glider is said to be capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000 ft and if it succeeds it’s scheduled trip in June, it will become the highest plane in history – engineless or not. An …

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The Creative and Business Lessons of the Mars Rover

Forget the rarified image of NASA projects. Before it even reached Mars, the Mars rover Curiosity had already influenced and borrowed from an eclectic range of industries back on Earth. As the most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, prepared to touch down on the red planet at 1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6 after an eight-month journey, …

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