Update on CheMin and the MSL Curiosity Rover

Mars Science Laboratory

Curiosity landed on Mars on 5 August and began a first-use checkout of rover and instrumental systems (called “CAP-1” and “CAP-2”).  CheMin’s first activity on Mars was an “aliveness check” on 9 August in which dark frames (CCD images taken without active cooling and without a powered X-ray source) were collected and sent to ground […]

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Haven House Family Shelter NASA Explorers’ Program

Through the support of a Space Grant Foundation of California award, Darlene Lim has began her initiative to bring STEM topics to kids ages 5-15 at the Haven House Family Shelter. This shelter houses homeless families and the children in this establishment have numerous barriers to academic success that they must overcome. STEM related programming […]

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