Take me to your leader
Aug 09, 2012 | 05:37 PM
Its going to take time and tons of science to determine if there is--or ever was--life on Mars but it only took hours after NASAs unmanned mobile laboratory, aptly named Curiosity, landed on the surface of the Red Planet for two well-known names in metals circles to align themselves with the 98-week mission.
First out of the gate was GrafTech International, a Parma, Ohio-based global graphite materials science company which claims to have developed and manufactured the thermal solutions that were used in Curiositys heat shield. The shield, measuring almost 15 feet in diameter (14.8 feet to be exact) and billed as the largest ever built for a planetary mission, was designed to protect the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) from the intense heat and friction generated during its descent through the Martian atmosphere. Mission accomplished and to commemorate the occasion, the....
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