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Author Topic: The Software Behind the Mars Phoenix Lander  (Read 5151 times)


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The Software Behind the Mars Phoenix Lander
« on: July 27, 2008, 09:03 PM »
The Mars Phoenix Lander Mission is a short-term mission to Mars to search for signs of water and a potential habitable site for an eventual manned mission to the Red Planet. This mission is a collaboration between NASA and the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Sending hundreds of pounds of equipment millions of miles through space to land and operate independently from direct control presents several interesting software development challenges. O'Reilly News recently discussed the project and its technology with NASA's Peter Gluck.

(mp3 of interview is available for download)


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Re: The Software Behind the Mars Phoenix Lander
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 11:37 AM »
I seem to have missed this when it was originally posted.. very cool interview  :up: