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MARS PATHFINDER

MARS PATHFINDER

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MARS PATHFINDER

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  1. MARS PATHFINDER BY: ZAK AND KIERAN

  2. What is it?: A robotic U.S. space craft/ vehicle • Purpose: Sent to Mars to explore the surface of the planet • New way to land on a planets surface • Demonstrate a low cost way for planet exploration • Able to deliver a free ranging robot to the surface of a different planet • Retrieve data (Last transmitted data on September 27, 1997) • Designers/Contributors: Mike Malin-Chief Scientist • Shonte Tucker-Spacecraft Thermal Engineer • Rob Manning-System Engineer • astronaut , Guion S. Bluford, Jr. , ChesleyBonestell , Chang Zheng , Mars Global Surveyor , Mars Pathfinder , N1 , Proton , Roskosmos , space exploration , China National Space Administration (CNSA) , Jean-Loup Chretien , Ulf Merbold , Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker) , R-7 , James Edwin Webb , Clementine , Energia , Marc Garneau , space elevator , Ulysses , George Michael Low , Shannon Wells Lucid , Mohri Mamoru , Max Faget , Falcon , Giotto , Magellan , Ariane , Daniel Saul Goldin , launch vehicle , Shavit , Shinsei ABOUT THE MARS PATHFINDER

  3. Taught us how to land on other planets • Was a cost efficient project • It used an innovative way to land • Used a parachute to slow down it descent to mars • Also used giant air bags we learned that these methods are effective • Got many samples of rocks, soil and chemicals • Learned wind patterns and about the weather • The rover data suggested mars was once wet and warm Things learned from pathfinder

  4. BENIFITS RISKS Contamination to the sand on mars • Learned lots of data from it • Learned effective methods to deliver vehicles to other planets • Got many pictures of mars MARS PATHFINDER

  5. There is a new Mars mission named Curiosity • It is doing the same thing as the Mars Pathfinder Plans for Future Research