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Mars Missions Need To Be Neat Freaks At Key Sites

20 Apr 2017, 20:16 UTC
Mars Missions Need To Be Neat Freaks At Key Sites NASA/JPL

One of the most common features of space exploration has been the use of disposable components to get missions to where they are going. Whether we are talking about multistage rockets (which fall away as soon as they are spent) or the hardware used to achieve Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) onto a planet, the idea has been the same. Once the delivery mechanism is used up, it is cast away.

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