Definition of lander
: one that lands; especially : a space vehicle that is designed to land on a celestial body (such as the moon or a planet)
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Landers and Hottle will be the instructors of the course.
So understanding one of the most important secrets of our own planet relies on sending a lander to a tiny, atmosphere-less, scorching metal ball, sending the craft circling the inner solar system for several years just to stick it into orbit.
Humans have spent decades sending robotic missions to other planets, leaving orbiters and dropping landers along the way.
According to Logsdon , on the day Armstrong and Aldrin landed their Apollo 11 lander on the moon, an anonymous citizen placed flowers and a note on Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
That program includes both Lucy and Psyche, the InSight lander, and the Dawn probe currently in orbit around Ceres.
LANDERS: You were born in Brazil, educated in French in Lebanon, went to university in France, had business success at Michelin in the U.S.
This six-part series unearths the untold stories of the space program – from the people who created everything from the Saturn V moon rocket to the first successful Mars lander.
Another series of burns will initiate its descent and help the lander arrive at its targeted spot on the surface.
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