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11.24.16
Mars probe crashed because it misjudged where the ground was
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Mars probe crashed because it misjudged where the ground was

An inertial measurement unit failed for one second, but that was enough to ruin the mission.

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01.12.16
Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good
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Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good

A last-gasp attempt at contacting the lander hasn't received a response.

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09.17.15
This web game shows that landing a Falcon 9 rocket is pretty much impossible
09.17.15

This web game shows that landing a Falcon 9 rocket is pretty much impossible

And you thought the carrier landing stage in Top Gun was a nightmare.

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08.19.15
NASA wants to send your names to Mars with the InSight lander
08.19.15

NASA wants to send your names to Mars with the InSight lander

Most of us -- even those who think they have a chance to live there -- might never get the chance...

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05.28.15
NASA's InSight lander goes through rigorous tests for Mars mission
05.28.15

NASA's InSight lander goes through rigorous tests for Mars mission

Within the next seven months, NASA will subject the InSight lander to a series of tests to ensure...

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