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Posts Tagged ‘Mars’

Pence Vows: ‘American Boots on the Face of Mars’

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 8:04am MDT

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged to usher in a “new era” of American leadership in space during a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday. “Our nation will return to the Moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars,” Pence told the cheering crowd of about 800 NASA […]

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Elon Musk unveils plans for colonizing Mars

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 4:16am MDT

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday unveiled his plans for colonizing Mars, which could eventually involve a fleet of up to 1,000 spaceships to transport as many as 1 million people to the Red Planet. Musk envisions continuous launches from Earth, with massive rockets returning for reuse and spacecraft refueling in […]

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NASA Outlines Plan For Humanity’s Journey To Mars

Friday, October 9th, 2015 3:25am MDT

Mars, despite its inhospitable climate and heavily irradiated surface that would kill humans in a matter of minutes, has been a source of unending fascination for scientists and science fiction writers alike. In recent years, this fascination has translated into concrete plans for a manned mission to the red planet, with the goal of eventually […]

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NASA: Water found on Mars

Monday, September 28th, 2015 9:54am MDT

NASA will announce on Monday that liquid saltwater exists on the surface of Mars – a discovery that scientists say indicates the “potential” for life on the planet. The historic findings by scientists from NASA and several US universities are based on research on dark, narrow and elongated streaks that appear on the surface of […]

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NASA’s Curiosity rover makes perfect landing; image captures amazing decent

Monday, August 6th, 2012 4:45pm MDT

Landing on Mars has proven over the years to be an extremely difficult task  with few space probes seeing success.  NASA’s Curiosity rover beat the odds completing its 352 million mile journey with a perfect landing early Monday morning. The probe was launched on November 26 and as it neared its touchdown on the Red […]

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