December 2014 Space Lounge

The vanity of machines

I was here – Rosetta’s self-portrait as it passes Mars, one of four planetary gravity assists needed to boost the spacecraft onto the trajectory to meet its target, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

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