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NASA's Curiosity Rover Inspects Unusual Bedrock (High-Silica 'Lamoose' Rock)

Fast Facts:

  • Rover examines geological contact zone near ‘Marias Pass’
  • Silica-rich rocks identified nearby with laser-firing instrument
  • Test of rover’s drill prepares for next use on Mars rock…
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The Martian

This is a variation of the Robinson Crusoe theme and it takes place on Mars. The big difference is that there is no man Friday or volleyball Wilson as in Castaway. 122 more words

Science Fiction

From DLR: "Lander Control Center in contact with Philae once again"

German Aerospace Center

Lander Control Center at DLR – Control Center for Philae

The team at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) received data from the… 453 more words

Basic Research

NASA wants you to design the next big thing in aerospace technology

NASA wants to expand its study of the universe, particularly human exploration of Mars, and it wants your help.

The Early Stage Innovations team at NASA is looking for proposals from American universities for technology that would benefit NASA’s space program and the wider aerospace community. 23 more words

Christian Science Monitor

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


May 27, 2015
Media Contact
Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters, Washington

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"


May 5, 2015
Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington

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