550 Pictures, Neil Armstrong, 83 Days discussed on DOC Slot

NEWS 88.7
| NEWS 88.7


On Lee, designed to last a week would end of spending 83 days, capturing 550 pictures and taking atmospheric measurements from the planet's surface. He says. During that mission, they were encouraged to follow their product all across the mission, so from the very initial design to the implementation to the testing and then flying it. He says. At that point, he felt like he'd be lucky if he was to ever be part of another Mars mission. I remember having a conversation with the veteran of JPL that was part of the Pathfinder. He said that I feel sorry for you guys because you know I'm about to retire. So this is a great way to retire. But you guys will. You know, in the beginning of your career, you will never experience another mission like this. His colleague was wrong. Miguel in many of his co workers were to get an opportunity to work on another mission. The landing of Twin Rovers, spirit and Opportunity on Mars in different days of January of 2000 and four Then, he says they also used a lot of the same designs from the Pathfinder mission. On banking curiosity, where also the same group of team of people that we met in past friend there we continue. Evolving on inventing the waste of landing on Mars. In the case of curiosity, because all the previous missions that are worked that landed on Mars use airbags. So I I wanted to work on a mission that landed softly. Can. The team created a landing contraption that landed the rover like a helicopter? Together would go on to work on other missions, including the landing of perseverance. It was a new experience for me, because in the previous missions first of all, I was part of the mission in this one in perseverance that was a consultant. The perseverance team will come to me with questions and you know, and during the actual trip to Mars, I was part of also of a team that provided Regular consultation to the team. Together is originally from Argentina. He was born on a family farm in La Patagonia, but grew up and went to school in Windows itis every winter and summer vacation, though he'd go back to the family farm. That's where my father taught me about this. The stars. He was a civil engineer. And he built roads, dirt roads in some cases in the Patagonia on for that, you know, before GPS they navigated using the stars. So my father knew the stars at night in the farm. He will teach me all the constellations and all the stars. Miguel began to develop the mind of an engineer. I was, you know, Fuck you need about all the machinery, particularly the farm. The older mechanical equipment and also, you know the radio's on the TVs and so very early age. I wanted to be an engineer and then something that he definitely remembers to this day. He saw men stepping onto the moon for the first time. Armstrong is on the moon. Neil Armstrong, 38 year old American standing on the surface of the moon. On this July 20th 1969 points small step for man. Mark. I am pleased for me. The Apollo mission had a profound impact on him. First one remember being they're very aware of the risks. Are they really gonna do that? I mean, it.

Coming up next