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Padded metal Robonaut is made from aluminium and steel, but is coated in soft protective padding. Robonaut's brain The 38 processors responsible for controlling Robonaut are housed inside its torso. com 10 amazing space station experiments The squids are housed in tubes of seawater 2 Squid behaviour in microgravity The final flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle program carried some unusual passengers to the space station: three Hawaiian bobtail squid. These little sea creatures are usually found hiding in the sand on the shallow seabeds surrounding Hawaii, and at only five centimetres (two inches) long, they are the perfect size for experiments inside the ISS.

In August, the various scientists and engineers that will work on the mission met together for the first time. It's all systems go for Europa right now. Why do we think there is an ocean on Europa? We have multiple lines of indirect evidence for a subsurface ocean on Europa, including surface geologic features, compositional measurements, gravity measurements and magnetic field results. The magnetic field measurements actually provide the most compelling evidence for a subsurface ocean of salty liquid water, which is the only geologically plausible configuration that could produce the observed induced magnetic field.

This produces better mixing of the fuel and oxidiser, which in turn produces very high thrust for the mass of propellant burned (called specific impulse). It is hoped that SpaceX will have a firm description of the MCT before the year is out. Musk estimates it could then be as little as ten years before his interplanetary jumbo jet makes its first flight. 39 © Adrian Mann Mars Colonial Transporter MISSION PROFILE Gaia Observatory While many crafts and probes aim to study planets and moons, the ESA’s Gaia is creating a map of our galaxy Mission type: Astrometric observation Operator: European Space Agency Launch date: 19 December 2013 Target: L2 Lagrangian point Arrival in orbit: 8 January 2014 Primary objective: Catalogue one billion stars in the Milky Way Status: Operational.

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