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I might spend too much time with computers...

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Happy Easter and MusicMonday from the Part-Time Scientists. Emancipator is Safe in the Steep Cliffs. We like that, but our plan is to keep our rover safe by staying away from the steep cliffs altogether.
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Historie umělých satelitů Země (1950-1978) #infografika  
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An incredible piece of Apollo time space legacy has been rediscovered in a Russian hangar! It's the equivalent of the Apollo programs lunar landing module. I have to admit it looks just like i would have imagined it :-)

From a historical and technical advancement point of view it's actually sad that Russia stopped it's efforts on sending people to the moon after the Apollo program turned out to be a success.
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It's MusicMonday again. We like Modest Mouse's The Ocean Breathes Salty, and our pun department really tried to find some angle to tie it to our mission, but all we have this time around is the song.
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"The world is moving so fast that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." - Elbert Hubbard

While we're busy building a lot of great tech this year we want to share a very short glimpse of our current work alongside this great quote by E. Hubbard. Take this as a reminder that "no" or "cannot" should never be a barrier for you to reach your goal. Sometimes it serves as just as the perfect motivation :-)

If you too believe space exploration is important make sure to subscribe to our page or circle us to never miss an update. And of course we promise to give you some more fun and hopefully interesting updates in the future!
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It's another Monday, and according to our fearless leader we cannot go wrong by playing some more Daft Punk covers. This one is from Australian band San Cisco.
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San Cisco - "Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)"
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In a world more and more driven by powerful images and very subtile but clever done storytelling it's important to have a look behind the curtain! 'Beware Of Images' is an upcoming movie and another great Crowdfunding campaign we would like to share with you. If you ever had the slightest feeling that the way our current media and advertising industry works may not really be for your very own good than please take the time and watch the short and fun clip of the 'Beware of Images' Kickstarter campaign. It's another great example of what you as an individual can achieve if you just put your mind to it :-)
http://bit.ly/1kb9Dso

Also checkout the movies Facebook community over here: http://bit.ly/1jfJ4Pp
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Introduction

Our mission: Challenge the Moon!

We're the Part-Time Scientists, an official team on the Google Lunar X PRIZE. We want to land a rover on the moon and send and receive HD video from this far-away object. For real. Hell yeah, it's rocket science!

Mission



Our Goals:

Safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon
Travel 500 meters over the lunar surface
Send images and data back to Earth

Our Launcher:

To get our mission of the ground we are using a rocket that delivers our payload into low Earth orbit (LEO).
Low Earth orbit is where most satellites are, and we will be using a rocket that normally launches satellites. This may be a Dnepr, a rocket which was initially developed as an ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile - meant to carry nuclear warheads), but currently used as cheap, reliable satellite carriers. It's not the biggest or newest rocket out there, but it should do the job, which is to get our payload from Baikonur Cosmodrome to LEO.

The Dnepr Rocket (Link in German)

The Dnepr Rocket (Link in English)

Our Lander:

The rocket lifts our package, also called a payload, into low Earth orbit. From there it needs to go to the surface of the moon.
The lander is the vehicle that is responsible for this part of the trip. It has rocket engines that take it from LEO into an orbit around the moon, and from there safely down to the lunar surface.
The trip from LEO to lunar orbit is longest part of the journey, maybe two weeks.
The safe landing on the moon surface is the hardest part of the journey. Thousands of little things could go wrong, and each of those little things could mean failure for our mission.

3D Printed model of our Lander

Our Rover:

The lander is the rocket’s payload, but it has a payload of its own, the rover.
We have to send a rover to the moon to win the GLXP competition, but we want it to do a few extra things as well. After all, how many times do you get send a rover to the moon? May as well make the most of it.

After the lander gets safely to the moon’s surface, our rover Asimov will complete the GLXP requirements of driving 500 meters and transmitting HD video back to earth.
We will be driving the rover from Earth like a remote control car, just without being able to see it and with a ~3 second delay between sending a control signal from Earth and receiving the video back from the moon.

Asimov.jr our Rover


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