South Africa helped NASA Mars rover make it to the red planet

Jola

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Plutonium battery !

That thing probably glows in the dark !!!
 

ToxicBunny

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How exactly did SANSA assist in Curiosity getting to Mars?
 

Jabberwocky

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Wouldn`t mind working at hartbeeshoek, some clever people there.
They do lots of satellite tracking and launch support for the Americans because we`re on the other side of the globe.

NASA built the original dish there back in the 60`s so they could track the Apollo launches
 
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noswal

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perhaps all the copper cable stolen locally was used in its construction :p
 

chrisc

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Zuma had Juliaas ready to push-start the rocket if it did not fire the first time
 

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Very very very poor indeed, this is not an article, it is almost like gossip. The heading is misleading.

Let's cross over to some real news, the strange weather... :D

I agree and what worries me is this seems to be a trend in online reporting now days. News24.com is a particular culprit in this regard...


Anyway... for those that are interested here is the Hartbeesthoek website http://www.hartrao.ac.za/ They seriously need to do an upgrade on that site, there isn't a single line of CSS on that page!!! :erm::eek::rolleyes:
 

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Maybe our "help" was like the article: content-free.

By breathing in and out we all helped.
 
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