Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Mars InSight... just not quite
No sooner had I been waxing enthusiastic about the next Mars lander launch than we get news that it is suspended, due to difficulties with the vacuum seal around the key seismographic instrument... sigh... must be so frustrating for the team involved. The next optimal alignment of the planets for a launch will be in 2018... I guess you learn patience in that line of work.