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From SPACE.com: "Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team"

SPACE.com

November 21, 2014
SPACE.com Staff

With support from NASA, the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned trip to Mars. 3,500 more words

Basic Research

From JPL: "Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks"

JPL

November 18, 2014
Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-6278
guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance “walkabout” of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission’s destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining selected rocks in the outcrop in more detail. 1,037 more words

Basic Research

From JPL: "Next NASA Mars Mission Reaches Milestone"

JPL

November 17, 2014
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Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-6278
guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

Gary Napier
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver… 870 more words

Basic Research

York prof hopes crowd-funded Mars rover takes off

Space engineers from Canadian universities are trying to send a Canadian robotic mission to Mars, entirely with private funding.

Where NASA sent the 899-kilogram Curiosity, the team led by Ben Quine of York University wants to send it own rover weighing only six kg. 474 more words

National

Social Media and Science

Social media is a tricky thing. On one hand, it leads to being inundated with baby pictures from people you haven’t seen since high school, creepily well-suited ads and irritating memes/on-going jokes. 330 more words

Curiosity Rover

Citizen Science: Helping Make New Discoveries

Sometimes it is hard to concentrate at work. Your mind wanders, you feel a bit restless—the next thing you know, you’ve spent 2 hours on Buzzfeed. 333 more words

Curiosity Rover

Mars generation: starting them young

Mars is of course the “Red Planet” which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are targeting for its next planned manned expedition sometime in 2033. 382 more words

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