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NASA’s Mars rover begins research in space


December 14th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from the Earth to Mars, the US space agency announced Tuesday.The research will ... Read more...

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Microsoft co-founder announces space-travel venture


December 14th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Paul Allen, one of the co-founders of Microsoft, announced Tuesday that he and entrepreneur Burt Rutan are set to develop a giant airplane from which to ... Read more...

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Mars rover begins space research


December 14th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from Earth to Mars, the US space agency said Tuesday.Curiosity was launched Nov ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft sets exploration record on Mars


December 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, has broken the record for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet, the agency said.The probe began its 3,340th day in ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft becomes Mars’ longest-staying guest


December 16th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which launched in 2001, has officially become the Red Planet's longest-staying guest.It broke break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet. ... Read more...

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China to launch second lunar probe this year


April 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): China will go ahead with its lunar exploration program despite the United States decision to suspend its return to the moon."China should not slow down its ... Read more...

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Microbial hitchhikers might compromise human missions to Mars in future


October 30th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A new research has suggested that human missions to Mars, as well as all other long-term space flights might be compromised by microbial hitchhikers, such as bacteria.That's ... Read more...

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New concept may enhance Earth-Mars communication


October 17th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): An ESA (European Space Agency) engineer, working with engineers in the UK, may have found a new concept that may enhance Earth-Mars communication.The European researchers studied a possible ... Read more...

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NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter begins detailed mapping of moon’s south pole


September 18th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase and entered its mapping orbit of the moon's south pole.The spacecraft already has ... Read more...

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NASA may abandon plans for moon base


April 30th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): NASA's acting administrator, Chris Scolese, has told lawmakers that the agency will probably not build an outpost on the moon as originally planned.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Obama should make timetable for human mission to Mars, says report


December 16th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new report has said that once the Obama administration takes over, they should set a concrete timetable for human Mars missions, and make sure new hardware ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix spacecraft lands safely on Mars


May 26th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix spacecraft has successfully landed in the northern polar region of Mars on May 25.According to a report in National Geographic News, the signal confirming that ... Read more...

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NASA obtains detailed map of moon’s south pole


February 29th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, Feb 28 (Xinhua) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) announced here that it has obtained the highest resolution images to date of the moon's rugged south polar region. Scientists ... Read more...

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