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  • Kiwi Mars Expedition 2012

    This expedition is well underway now but there is still time to join the NZ team as they participate in their simulated settlement expedition to Mars deep in the Utah Desert. Mission objectives are to: Deliver an engaging science learning experience; Establish a space science educator netw...

    Tags: simulation, space, kiwispace, carter observatory, mars

  • The Mars Rover uses Maori Navigation techniques

    Have you ever wondered how they drive the Mars Rover when we are so far away?  Well, apparently they use techniques similar to those used by ancient mariners like the maori and pacific island explorers.  The rover takes a reading on the sun, they know how far and fast it moves across ...

    Tags: navigation, science, mars, astronomy