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Uploaded on Dec 12, 2008

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Doug Ellison, a space exploration addict talking at the 2008 Milton Keynes Science Festival. Doug ex,plains what Mars is, why it is so difficult to land there and how to prevent a multi-million pound space craft from a crash landing. Doug talks about the NASA Mars Pathfinder mission and its most recent discoveries. Find out why landing on Mars is as hard to do as throwing a coin from the UK and making it land on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris... and other interesting facts.

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