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Remarkable

"Space... the final frontier" is how the pre-recorded message from NASA to the Crew of Discovery started this morning. This afternoon while covering the final departure of Discovery from the ISS, the Newsman said "Remarkable - a remarkable bit of technology and a lasting mark on history" - or something to that effect. I thought "Remarkable" - that's a word…

Autonomy and Robotic Advancement

A few months ago on the Robotics Virtual Trade Show in my presentation I spoke about the evolution of robotic systems.  One thing I predicted was as time goes on, robots will become more independent and autonomous, performing more of the work humans and mainframe-style systems have traditionally performed.  Among the robots I talked about were robots similar to NASA's Stardust…

Bringing Home the Science Bacon

MRO recently passed a milestone of bringing back more data than all previous deep space missions combined.  To do this MRO was equipped with a large dish antenna and powerful radio, and is running a more powerful computer than it's companions on and orbiting Mars.  It gets a fair share of antenna time from the DSN antennae on the ground.Science…