A Softer Landing on the Moon

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 09, 2010 Getting something onto the surface of the Moon intact is always a challenge. Gravity pulls you in. There’s no atmosphere to slow you down. Parachutes don’t work. Your only hope is to use thrusters to slow down, and gently touch the surface. This approach has worked fine for soft landers in the past. All you need is a clear, safe place to land. What, then, do you do when the ground beneath

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