Rosetta’s Last Hurrah at Comet 67P

Rosetta Becomes One With Comet 67P On September 29th, 2016,  ESA’s Rosetta orbiter made a guided “soft” crash landing onto the nucleus of Comet 67P. It’s now forever a part of the comet. It will be until the nucleus breaks up sometime in the future as it rounds the Sun. …

Lose Your Craft in a Crack and You Can’t Get it Back

That’s a Philae ! I know. I couldn’t resist. As soon as I saw the headlines about the lost Philae craft and how the Rosetta mission team found it lost in a crack, I had that song running through my mind.  But, behind the levity is a great story about loss and …