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  • India Mars Orbiter
    Indian Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft successfully maneuvered itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday .This event marked the first time a country other than the two original space powers, the United States and Russia, or the...
  • Mars from the Hubble Space Telescope
    China is keen to send its own mission to Mars in the wake of India's Mangalyaan
    The recent arrival into Mars orbit of both NASA’s MAVEN and India’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission has not escaped the notice of China, according to a Thursday story in Xinhua. The achievement of its Asian rival has especially proven...
  • India's MOM to keep MAVEN company
    India's MOM to keep MAVEN company
    3 days after NASA's MAVEN spacecraft went into orbit around Mars it had some company as India's MOM (Mars orbiter mission) satellite also took orbit around the red planet. Being the first attempt at sending a spacecraft to Mars the news of...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
    SpaceX's Elon Musk hints first person on Mars may go via Brownsville spaceport
    If SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has his way, the first astronaut to set foot on Mars may begin his or her journey from the new commercial spaceport being built at Boca Chica Beach, just outside Brownsville, Texas. The Texas Tribune reported on Monday that...
  • Mars from the Hubble Space Telescope
    NASA's MAVEN space probe enters Mars orbit
    NASA announced that its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) space probe entered orbit around Mars at 10:34 EDT on Sunday evening. MAVEN was launch on November, 2013 and had spent a ten-month voyage to the Red Planet. After a six-week...
  • MAVEN arrives at Mars to study Red Planet's atmosphere
    MAVEN arrives at Mars to study Red Planet's atmosphere
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate the properties and history of the upper atmosphere of Mars successfully arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday.The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, will begin a one Earth year...
  • Mount Sharp foothills
    ‘We’re Here!': Curiosity rover arrives at Mount Sharp on Mars
    After a long, and at times risky two-year journey, the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity has reached the base of the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, the primary destination since its landing back in 2012. Mount Sharp is about the same height as...
  • NASA's MAVEN to enter martian space Sunday
    NASA's MAVEN to enter martian space Sunday
    On Sunday NASA (national aeronautics and space administration) will take the next step in finding out if Mars one had an atmosphere much like our own. That is when the spacecraft MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) orbiter will enter...
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    NASA contracts with Boeing and SpaceX to shuttle future astronauts
    On Tuesday, Boeing, an environmentally progressive company, was awarded a $4.2 billion contract to participate in NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), which involves building the world’s largest passenger rocket for deep space exploration...
  • the planet Saturn is seen backlit by the sun
    Propellentless drive tested by NASA could enable expeditions to Saturn
    Debate is still ranging in physics and aerospace cycles over a pair of engine designs, the EMDrive and the Cannae Drive, that are alleged to provide some form of “thrust” without the use of fuel. Both devices use directed microwaves to...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
    Sen. Bill Nelson suggests more NASA money to speed up Space Launch System
    According to a Monday story on the Fox affiliate in Orlando, Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida was upbeat about the goal of landing humans on Mars by the 2030s. He also suggested that the Senate would appropriate the extra money needed so that...
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    Taking aim with ExoLance: a new way to search for life on Mars
    Is or was there life on Mars? That is one of the biggest and most hotly debated questions in planetary science. The manner in which the evidence has been searched for is also a topic of much discussion. The Viking landers in the 1970s were the...
  • August 31 2014 Moon Mars Saturn conjunction
    Want to impress your significant other watch a triple conjunction together
    Nature will be putting on a spectacle Sunday evening August 31 you don’t want to miss, a triple conjunction or grouping of the Moon, Saturn, and Mars.Tonight, if you look to the west south west tonight after sunset you will see two fairly...
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    Venus, Mars and Saturn: what shape is your relationship in?
    Venus squares Saturn at 17 degrees Scorpio-Leo becoming exact August 26, at 2:22 P.M., EST. This is not a good time to plan social events, and love affairs may be lacking in love and passion. This is a basically negative transit concerning love...
  • Thigh Bone on Mars
    Mars Rover image of thigh bone sparks media frenzy & NASA response
    On August 14, the Mars Curiosity Rover photographed an object that appears to be a thigh bone on the Martian surface. When the photo was released by NASA’s JPL affiliate a few days later, initial observers claimed that the object was a...