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Cutting Edge Tech Slated For Next Mars Rover 143

Posted by timothy
from the seems-like-a-good-place-to-start dept.
oxide7 writes "NASA is pushing the boundaries of technology as it readies its next mission to Mars, loading up its 4th Mars Rover with nearly a dozen instruments and deploying an innovative but risky landing procedure. Scientists and engineers were piecing together some of the final components to the new rover, dubbed Curiosity, on Saturday as it ramps up for a high-stakes launch in November."
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Cutting Edge Tech Slated For Next Mars Rover

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  • by Lumpy (12016) on Sunday August 14, 2011 @07:41PM (#37089766) Homepage

    "1) Where do you get all the dense mass to protect you from hard cosmic radiation?
    2) How do you protect the elevator from all that crap whizzing around Jupiter?
    3) What do you build the ship with?
    4) How do you provision it, etc, etc, etc?"

    1 - Congress. It seems that the members of congress are so dense that grinding them up and using them as radiation shielding will work better than anything else we have here on the planet.

    2 - pass laws making it illegal.... DUH

    3 - Build it with illegal immigrants or outsource it's assembly to China or India.

    4 - Provisioning is a long term plan, you obviousally dont have a degree in business management. All that matters is how things look next quarter.

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