Take a ride on a lunar lander to the rim of the Shackleton Crater
By Dawn Stover
Posted 02.29.2008 at 7:20 pm 0 Comments
Using the highest-resolution mapping data of the moon's south pole ever obtained, NASA has created an animation that shows what it would look like to descend to the rim of the Shackleton Crater—which has been proposed as a landing site for a future human mission.
The story behind the most successful failure of all time.
By Trevor Thieme
Posted 03.15.2002 at 7:45 pm 0 Comments
PS RATING: A
With civilization 1,000 miles away, all Sir Ernest Shackleton could hear over his radio was static. He had left England several months earlier with a crew of 27 in hopes of becoming the first man to cross Antarctica on foot. But in January 1915 his ship Endurance became trapped in ice just short of the continent. It was later crushed to pieces, stranding him and his men.
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