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“Luna 16”
Forgetting/Ignoring Space Drilling History

NASA: Red Planet looks a little gray inside, USA Today “This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock on another planet,” says mission sample chief Louise Jandura of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.” Luna 16, WIkipedia “At perilune at 05:12 UT on 20 September [1970], the main braking engine was fired, initiating the descent to the lunar surface. … Less than an hour […]

  • NASA Watch
  • February 21, 2013