issue-4-web-bannerRocketSTEM • November 2013 • Vol. 1 No. 4 (Issue 4)

Sorry we missed you on Halloween, but we’ve still got a treat for you. Yes, another issue of RocketSTEM, just one month removed from the last one. Call it feeling ambitious, or just plain insanity, but here it is. This issue shines the spotlight on Mars and humanity’s attempts to better understand the Red Planet. 

Among the featured items in the November 2013 issue are:

  • India prepares its first launch to investigate Mars.
  • NASA readies MAVEN to explore the atmosphere of the Red Planet.
  • An overview of the five spacecraft currently exploring Mars.
  • The Mars Society has a goal of places humans on the Red Planet within a decade.
  • Inspiration Mars is working to send astronauts on a slingshot around Mars.
  • Mars One wants to colonize the Red Planet and broadcast it as reality television.
  • A tribute to Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts.
  • Our Top 10 must-see list of celestial objects for backyard astronomers.
  • And much more. Forty-eight pages of pure content. No advertising.

Educators may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed. And as always, every issue remains free to read online or download as a PDF.

Table of Contents

08 Gravity’s Math
Bullock and Clooney star in this spectacular space movie, but does the math add up?

12 Invading Mars
An ever increasing fleet of robots are leaving ‘no stone unturned’ on Mars.

20 India’s MOM
The Mangalyaan probe will mark India’s first attempt to reach the Red Planet.

NASA prepares to lauch an obital spacecraft to study the Martian atmosphere.

36 Scott Carpenter
A tribute to Scott Carpenter, a member of the original Mercury Seven astronaut class.

44 Astronomy Top 10
We’ve curated a list of the top 10 celestial views for beginning astronomers.


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