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Mizzou Engineer proposes new guidance law for landing on Mars

Landing a spacecraft on Mars isn’t an easy feat. According to NASA, only about 40 percent of all Mars missions have succeeded, because it requires a vehicle to go from 12,500 miles per hour to zero in a short amount of time while adjusting for heat, pressure and other constraints. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is proposing a new landing strategy that could be more efficient and effective than current methods.

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What’s the best way to land on Mars? Mizzou Engineering researcher compares top strategies

A Mizzou Engineer has compared five popular planetary landing laws, determining that at the moment, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.