NASAs Next Mission Takes Dragonfly Drone To Saturns Moon Titan

first_img Ads by Amazon Related Products $12.25$12.25 ENDS IN Wow facts 4Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусский“With the Dragonfly mission, NASA will once again do what no one else can do. Visiting this mysterious ocean world could revolutionize what we know about life in the universe,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.DragonflyThis mission is the first time that NASA will fly a multi-rotor on another planet. Dragonfly has eight rotors and flies like a drone and will explore various environments on Titan during its 2.7-year mission.It will first explore the “Shangri-La” dune fields in short flights while also taking samples along the way until it reaches the Selk crater where there is evidence of past liquid water, energy, and organics. In total, the Dragonfly will fly 108 miles, which is nearly double the distance traveled by all the Mars rovers combined so far.TitanTitan is Saturn’s largest moon and, of the over 150 known moons in our solar system, is the only one with a substantial atmosphere. It is over 842,000,000 miles from the Earth and is the only other place in the solar system that is known to have liquid lakes, rivers, and seas on its surface.It is the second largest moon in our solar system, being even bigger than the planet Mercury, and the air in it is actually rather similar to Earth’s in that it is mostly nitrogen. In fact, one can even take a stroll on the planet without a space suit, albeit with an oxygen mask as well as protection from the intense cold.Saturn’s Titan is considered to be one of the most hospitable worlds in our solar system. The exploration of it is a part of NASA’s New Frontiers program, which also includes explorations of Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, Jupiter, and asteroid Bennu. TAG NASA, Saturn Moons, Dragonfly AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.center_img (2) Close NASA’s next mission is to bring the Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander to Saturn’s moon Titan. What does the agency hope to learn from exploring the unique world?NASA’s Next MissionOn June 27, NASA announced that the destination for its next mission will be Saturn’s moon, Titan, with the Dragonfly set to launch in 2026 and expected to land on Titan by 2034. Once there, the Dragonfly rotorcraft will fly to various locations to look for prebiotic processes that Titan may have in common with Earth.The mission is expected to advance the search for the building blocks of life as the Dragonfly explores the moon and studies its atmosphere, surface composition, subsurface ocean, and liquid reservoirs. Bestseller Apollo 12 Mission Patch Official Nasa Edition Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAYlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Virtuosos Regional Dir

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterVirtuoso’s Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Cristina Magni, has announced plans to return to Europe, leaving her role effective 31 October.Head of the luxury travel network’s local arm, Michael Londregan, announced the news today.“Cristina will be leaving to pursue personal fulfilment back in her homeland in Europe and on behalf of her Virtuoso team mates, Virtuoso members and Virtuoso partners we wish her all the best and thank her for her tremendous performance over the past three years,” the Virtuoso Asia-Pacific MD said.“The energy and commitment Cristina has given to the Virtuoso business and brand has contributed greatly to our current status and success. She will be missed at every level, not least as the brightest smile welcoming us to all Virtuoso events.”Magni said the past three years had been an incredible journey providing a unique, front-row opportunity to watch Australia’s travel industry dynamics.“I consider myself very fortunate to have been part of such a small and smart team led by Michael, and I’m going to miss my ‘mates’ very much,” Cristina said.BDM’s Michele Saunderson and Anna Davies will continue to support Virtuoso’s Australian and New Zealand members with Adrian Clarke working with Virtuoso’s product partners.Lead image: Cristina with Michael Londregan and Virtuoso CEO, Matthew Upchurch.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more