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NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

(NASA) – 6 May 2018 – NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the

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ESA Deep Space Stations Ready for NASA’s Insight Mars Flight

(ESA) – 4 May 2018 – NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s

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Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

(NASA) 06 May 2018 – NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions

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NASA Has Picked Out Three Potential Landing Sites for its Mars 2020 Rover

(THE VERGE) – As NASA continues to develop its next Mars rover, the space agency also has the important job of figuring out where to put the vehicle on the

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SF State Astronomer Searches for Signs of Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet

(SPACE DAILY) – Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It’s

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Photonic Propulsion: Mars in 3 Days?

Is it possible to travel to Mars in just three days?  Yes!  Sort of…not today…but….just watch the video, Nerd.

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Weird Mars Rock Spied by Curiosity Rover Is Probably a Meteorite

(SPACE.COM) – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has stumbled onto another rock that likely fell from space.  By Mike Wall The object is a small, dark-gray spot among the reddish rock

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NASA Testing SLS for Transonic Behavior

(SPACE DAILY) – Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the

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Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

(WIRED) – UNLIKE MANY OF her colleagues at NASA, Ellen Stofan never wanted to be an astronaut. She saw her first rocket launch at age four. It didn’t go well.

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New Year Yields Interesting Bright Soil for Opportunity Rover

(SPACE DAILY) – Opportunity is located on the rim of Endeavour crater, heading south along the rim. The near-term plan is to reach a valley called “Willamette” where grooves are seen

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