ahecht wrote:TeddyB wrote:Excuse me but why does it say "U.S. Scientists: Proud" when this is the EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY's achievement? What about EUROPEAN scientists...?
What, they can't be proud of their ESA counterparts?
Also: http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/mission-facts/nasas-roleNASA has been involved with this international mission since 1995.
NASA contributed three instruments (ALICE, MIRO, and IES) to Rosetta, and part of the electronics package for the Double Focusing Mass Spectrometer, one of two detectors on the Swiss ROSINA instrument. NASA is also providing science investigators for selected non-U.S. instruments. In all, NASA is involved to a greater or lesser degree in ALICE, MIRO, IES, OSIRIS, Radio Science, ROSINA, and VIRTIS experiments. NASA's Deep Space Network provides support for ESA's Ground Station Network used in spacecraft tracking and navigation.
Hang on, there's an ALICE on Rosetta as well as in the LHC? It really is time there was a central naming registry for big science experiments to avoid embarrassing clashes like this.