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From JPL: "NASA Begins Testing Mars Lander for Next Mission to Red Planet"

JPL

May 27, 2015
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Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
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Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters, Washington
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The solar arrays on NASA’s InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. 1,320 more words

Basic Research

From NASA Science: "Auroras on Mars"

May 11, 2015
Dr. Tony Phillips


A map of MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) auroral detections in December 2014 overlaid on Mars’ surface. The map shows that the aurora was widespread in the northern hemisphere, not tied to any geographic location. 761 more words

Basic Research

From NASA: "NASA Announces Journey to Mars Challenge, Seeks Public Input on Establishing Sustained Human Presence on Red Planet"

NASA

May 5, 2015
Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
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kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov

What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? 693 more words

Basic Research

From JPL: "NASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine"

JPL

April 13, 2015
Media Contact
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

Martian weather and soil conditions that… 867 more words

Basic Research

From Astronomy: "Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water"

Astronomy Magazine

April 13, 2015
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

New studies have calculated the amount of water in these central latitudes, and it is the equivalent of all of Mars being covered by more than 1 meter of ice. 576 more words

Basic Research

NASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine

Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in Martian soil, could put liquid brine in the soil at night. 837 more words

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VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be one step closer to reality. 234 more words

Science