Tag Archives: Mars

Trade Study Trees Analysis


I’m currently taking an MIT course in Architecture of Complex Systems. During the course, we consider trade studies at an individual alternatives basis as well as an overall system planning basis using Trade Trees. Take a look at this we-explained … Continue reading

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The Orbital Mechanic in STEM Magazine


Dear Engineering Stories readers, I am pleased that one of my engineering stories, “The Orbital Mechanic” is published in STEM Magazine and will be available to a large STEM and educator audience. Check it out and please encourage your friends … Continue reading

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Meet a Mechanical Engineer and see what he does


View this excellent short video and feel the enthusiasm this engineer has for his work at JPL. Hear his responses to the questions you probably have about engineering. http://www.virtualjobshadow.com/CareerProfileDemo/?cguid={87F41A60-DE5A-4C24-B102-15AF1660FC86}

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A Real Engineering Story – Engineering Wheels for Mars


Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory Vehicle name: Curiosity rover Problem: Wheels wearing out on sharp rocks of Mars Solving this problem: Watch this lecture at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) given recently. http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

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Mars Mission Case Study from


May I recommend this interesting Aerospace Engineering case study presented partly in story form. It comes from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo, and the National Science Foundation. “The Mars Climate Orbiter was deployed … Continue reading

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Beyond Earth – Website


I am excited about what mankind does in space, because I know that such a journey builds our confidence, enlarges our knowledge, and improves our life on Earth. Check out this great website by Boeing called, Beyond Earth. It is … Continue reading

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