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The Wine-Dark Sea

The Wine-Dark Sea is the sixteenth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by British author Patrick OBrian, first published in 1993. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. This novel constitutes the fourth of a fi ...

                                               

Indonesia Women Seven Summits Expedition

The Indonesia Women Seven Summits Expedition was a team of Indonesian women with a stated objective to scale all Seven Summits within two years, starting on August 17, 2014. The teams mission was to promote sexual equality, following the eponymic ...

                                               

Cape Expedition

The Cape Expedition was the deliberately misleading name given to a secret five-year wartime program of establishing coastwatching stations on New Zealand’s more distant uninhabited subantarctic islands. The decision to do so was made by the New ...

                                               

South Georgia Survey

The South Georgia Survey was a series of expeditions to survey and map the island of South Georgia, led by Duncan Carse between 1951 and 1957. Although South Georgia had been commercially exploited as a whaling station during the first half of th ...

                                               

Pepper–Hearst expedition

The Pepper–Hearst expedition of 1895–1897 on the west coast of Florida was sponsored by Dr. William Pepper and philanthropist Phoebe Hearst, and led by the anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing. The pre–Columbian finds demonstrate a Shell Age pha ...

                                               

Twentieth Indian Expedition to Antarctica

The 20th Indian Antarctic Expedition was flagged off on-board M.V. Magdalena Oldenorff from Cape Town on 30 December 2000. The team comprising a total of 51 members was led by Shri Mervin J. D’Souza from Geological Survey of India. The 20th IAE t ...

                                               

Thomas Clissold

He joined the Terra Nova expedition after service on HMS Harrier. He did not take part in the expeditions main attempt to reach the pole, however he was one of four men who hauled provisions to One Ton Depot in December 1911 and January 1912. He ...

                                               

De Long Islands

The De Long Islands are an uninhabited archipelago often included as part of the New Siberian Islands, lying north east of Novaya Sibir.

                                               

Earth Day 20 International Peace Climb

The Earth Day 20 International Peace Climb was an expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest during Earth Week 1990 led by Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest, envisioned by Warren Thompson, and marked the first time in ...

                                               

Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition

The goal of the Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition of 1999 was to discover evidence of whether George Mallory and Andrew Irvine had been the first to summit Mount Everest in their attempt of 8–9 June 1924. The expedition was organised by regu ...

                                               

EverestMax

EverestMax was the first expedition to successfully travel from the lowest point on land, the Dead Sea, to the highest point, Mount Everest, by unpowered means. The 6 person cycling expedition, led by Dominic Faulkner, an ex UK SAS soldier, set o ...

                                               

2007 Altitude Everest expedition

The 2007 Altitude Everest expedition, led by the American climber Conrad Anker, arrived at Base Camp below the north face of Everest in May 2007 and retraced the last journey of British climber George Mallory who was lost during the 1924 British ...

                                               

Eco Everest Expedition

Eco Everest Expedition is an annual expedition drill, started in 2008, with the sole aim of clearing and removing accumulated debris on Mount Everest.

                                               

Binita Soren

Binita Soren is the first tribal woman to climb Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain peak. Binita is a native of Paharpur Village in the Rajnagar block of the Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand. As part of the Eco Everest Spring 2012 ...

                                               

Armel Le Cleach

Armel Le Cleac’h is a French professional navigator and sea captain. He was the IMOCA world champion in 2008 and French champion in single-handed yacht race in 2003, he notably won the Solitaire du Figaro twice, the Transat AG2R in 2004 and 2010 ...

                                               

L’Egare II

L’Egare II was the name of a raft used by a French crew in 1956 to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition, led by Henri Beaudout, departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, arriving 88 days later at Falmouth, England.

                                               

Pangaea Expedition

The Pangaea Expedition is a worldwide voyage led by Mike Horn. Mike Horn will also be joined, at various points in his journey, by twelve young adults between the ages of 13 and 20. The young adults will be native to every continent, excluding An ...

                                               

Philippine expedition (Albatross)

The Philippine expedition was a two and a half year scientific expedition of the USS Albatross to the Philippine Islands. It was the longest voyage of that vessel and, after the United States Exploring Expedition, was the second longest maritime ...

                                               

Soyuz Station

Soyuz Station is a Russian Antarctic research station, located in theon the shores of Beaver Lake, 260 km of Prydz Bay on the Lars Christensen Coast of the Mac Robertson Land in East Antarctica.

                                               

Comet Nucleus Dust and Organics Return

COmet Nucleus Dust and Organics Return is a mission concept to retrieve a sample from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko to test ideas regarding Solar System formation, and accretion of rocky planets with habitable surface environments. CONDOR is a ...

                                               

Comet Rendezvous, Sample Acquisition, Investigation, and Return

Comet Rendezvous, Sample Acquisition, Investigation, and Return is a concept mission to return comet nucleus samples to Earth for detailed analysis. The mission concept was submitted in May 2017 by a team from NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in ...

                                               

Ceres Polar Lander

Ceres Polar Lander is a European mission concept for a lander to Ceres that would search for biosignatures. Published in 2008, the concept calls for a low-cost mission using reliable existing technology to complement other larger missions. The or ...

                                               

Mars atmospheric entry

Mars atmospheric entry is the entry into the atmosphere of Mars. High velocity entry into Martian air creates a CO 2 -N 2 plasma, as opposed to O 2 -N 2 for Earth air. Mars entry is affected by the radiative effects of hot CO 2 gas and Martian du ...

                                               

DAVINCI

DAVINCI is a proposed mission concept for an atmospheric probe to Venus. It lost out to Psyche and Lucy in the 2015 round of proposals for NASAs Discovery Program. It was proposed again on 1 July 2019, and shortlisted on 13 February 2020. DAVINCI ...

                                               

OCEANUS

OCEANUS is a mission concept conceived in 2016 and presented in 2017 as a potential future contestant as a New Frontiers program mission to the planet Uranus. The concept was developed by the Astronautical engineering students of Purdue Universit ...

                                               

Saturn Atmospheric Entry Probe

The Saturn Atmospheric Entry Probe is a mission concept study for a robotic spacecraft to deliver a single probe into Saturn to study its atmosphere. The concept study was done to support the NASA 2010 Planetary Science Decadal Survey Due to the ...

                                               

SMARA (spacecraft)

SMARA is a swarm of tiny probes weighing less than 1 kilogram which is expected to zip through the clouds of Jupiter by 2030, in conjunction with ESAs JUICE mission, beaming home data about the gas giants dense atmosphere. According to estimates ...

                                               

Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform

Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform is a mission concept by the aerospace companies Northrop Grumman and LGarde for a powered, long endurance, semi-buoyant inflatable aircraft that would explore the upper atmosphere of planet Venus for biosig ...

                                               

Venus In Situ Atmospheric and Geochemical Explorer

Venus In Situ Atmospheric and Geochemical Explorer is a proposed Venus lander mission that would perform atmospheric and surface science investigations. The mission was proposed in 2017 to NASAs New Frontiers program to compete for funding and de ...

                                               

Venus In situ Composition Investigations

Venus In situ Composition Investigations is a concept lander mission to Venus in order to answer long-standing questions about its origins and evolution, and provide new insights needed to understand terrestrial planet formation, evolution, and h ...

                                               

Venus In Situ Explorer

The Venus In Situ Explorer has been a lander mission concept proposed since 2003 by the Planetary Science Decadal Survey as a space probe designed to answer fundamental scientific questions by landing and performing experiments on Venus. The VISE ...

                                               

Venus Origins Explorer

Venus Origins Explorer is a concept orbiter mission to Venus. VOX would produce global, high resolution topography and imaging of Venus surface and produce the first maps of deformation and global surface composition, thermal emissivity, and grav ...

                                               

Lunar rover

A lunar rover or Moon rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of the Moon. The Apollo Programs Lunar Roving Vehicle was driven on the Moon by members of three American crews, Apollo 15, 16, and 17. Other rovers ha ...

                                               

Mars rover

A Mars rover is a motor vehicle that travels across the surface of the planet Mars upon arrival. Rovers have several advantages over stationary landers: they examine more territory, they can be directed to interesting features, they can place the ...

                                               

Lunar lander

A lunar lander or Moon lander is a spacecraft designed to land on the Moon. The Apollo Lunar Module, designed to land a crew of two humans and return them to orbit, made six successful landings and takeoffs from 1969 to 1972. The design requireme ...

                                               

Evidence of water on Mars from Mars Odyssey

Evidence of water on Mars from Mars Odyssey is about observations by a Mars orbiter, named 2001 Mars Odyssey, supporting evidence for water on that planet.

                                               

Mars landing

A Mars landing is a landing of a spacecraft on the surface of Mars. Of multiple attempted Mars landings by robotic, unmanned spacecraft, nine have successful soft landed. There have also been studies for a possible human mission to Mars, includin ...

                                               

Project Boreas

Project Boreas was a study conducted between 2003 and 2006 by the British Interplanetary Society to design a station on the Planum Boreum at the Martian North Pole. The project was international, involving over 25 scientists and engineers, co-ord ...

                                               

Centaurus (spacecraft mission)

Centaurus is a mission concept to flyby the Centaurs 2060 Chiron and Schwassmann-Wachmann 1. It was submitted in response to the NASA Discovery program call for proposals in 2019 but ultimately was not among the four missions selected for further ...

                                               

International Lunar Resources Exploration Concept

The International Lunar Resources Exploration Concept was a proposed mission architecture under President George H. W. Bushs Space Exploration Initiative by Kent Joosten, an engineer at Johnson Space Center. The plan would have used the help of i ...

                                               

Moon Society

The Moon Society is a space advocacy organization, founded in 2000, and dedicated to promoting large-scale human exploration, research, and settlement of the Moon.

                                               

Mars sample-return mission

A Mars Sample-Return mission would be a spaceflight mission to collect rock and dust samples on Mars and then return them to Earth. Sample-return would be a very powerful type of exploration, because the analysis is freed from the time, budget, a ...

                                               

ISOCHRON (spacecraft)

ISOCHRON is a proposed lunar sample-return mission that would retrieve samples of the youngest lunar mare basalt. This robotic mission was proposed in July 2019 to NASAs Discovery Program. Finalists will be announced in January 2020.

                                               

Kosmos 300

Kosmos 300 was the fourth Soviet attempt at an unmanned lunar sample return. It was probably similar in design to the later Luna 16 spacecraft. It was launched, on a Proton rocket, on September 23, 1969. The mission was a failure. The engines on ...

                                               

Kosmos 305

Kosmos 305 was the fifth Soviet attempt at an unmanned lunar sample return. It was probably similar in design to the Luna 16 spacecraft. It was launched, on a Proton rocket, on October 22, 1969. The engines on the Block D upper stage failed, term ...

                                               

MoonRise

MoonRise is a robotic mission concept to the south pole of the Moon. It was proposed in 2017 for NASAs New Frontiers program mission 4, but it was not selected. If funded and launched by another NASA opportunity, it would focus on the giant South ...

                                               

Phootprint

The Phootprint mission is a candidate for the Mars Robotic Exploration Preparation Programme 2 MREP-2 at ESA. During 2014, ESA funded a pre-phase A feasibility study and industrial system studies of 8-month duration. Currently, it is in phase A, ...

                                               

Lagrange (spacecraft)

Lagrange is a 2018 concept study for a solar weather mission by the European Space Agency. This is a British-led concept that envisions two spacecraft to be positioned at Lagrangian points L 1 and L 5. Monitoring space weather includes events suc ...

                                               

Baden-Wurttemberg 1

Baden-Wurttemberg 1 was a proposed lunar mission spacecraft. The mission was led by the University of Stuttgart. The basic design was for a cubical spacecraft 1 meter on a side, with a mass of about 200 kg. It may use an electric propulsion syste ...

                                               

Blue Moon (spacecraft)

Blue Moon is a robotic space cargo carrier and lander for making cargo deliveries to the Moon. Designed and operated by Blue Origin for use on a mission aimed for 2024, Blue Moon derives from the vertical landing technology used in Blue Origins N ...