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On cosmic budget: NASA’s Opportunity to roll around Mars for 2 more years
The US space agency is going to extend the Opportunity Mars rover’s mission no matter what, sources in NASA told the media. The agency’s drawing up a prioritization list in case of a tight budget and the rover was likely to get eliminated first.

31.08.2014 19:55

NASA releases amazing HD footage of 'Flying Saucer' supersonic near-space flight (VIDEO)
The US space agency released a spectacular video detailing the testing of an interplanetary landing system, which is designed to place more massive payloads on the surface of Mars, as it hurtled toward Earth.

09.08.2014 06:45

NASA looks to produce oxygen on Mars with next rover
The next Mars rover is going to be home to numerous ambitious experiments, including one that will see NASA try to produce oxygen on the Red Planet.

01.08.2014 02:06

India could return to Mars as early as 2017
India is ramping up for a follow-up mission to Mars between 2017 and 2020 which will be scientific in scope, the chairman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said.

18.07.2014 07:30

​UAE wants space agency & probe to Mars by 2021
The United Arab Emirates announced plans to get ahead of other Arab nations and enter cosmic exploration with a space agency of its own. By 2021, the first unmanned UAE spaceship is supposed to blast off from the Arabian Peninsula on a mission to Mars.

16.07.2014 11:15

NASA's most powerful rocket ever aims for deep space exploration
As NASA continues to plan for future asteroid-capturing missions and excursions to Mars, the space agency has approved the development of what’s being billed as the most powerful rocket ever.

04.07.2014 02:09

'Bad chute' sours NASA 'flying saucer' test launch (VIDEO)
NASA has tested its saucer-shaped device for a Mars landing. The vehicle soared above the Pacific and splashed down after several hours. A malfunctioning parachute marred the last stages of the largely successful mission.

29.06.2014 08:48

NASA plans to colonize Mars
NASA may not be planning to put a human on Mars until the 2030s, but the agency’s top scientist said colonizing the planet is a key part of its agenda – as well as its search for extraterrestrial life.

23.06.2014 17:12

​NASA could not deliver humans to Mars, says new strategy report
Landing humans on Mars is unattainable for NASA if the space agency’s current strategy and level of funding are not modified in the near future, according to a new congressionally-mandated report.

05.06.2014 00:14

Habitable Mars: Scientists find volcano that may have hosted life on Red Planet
Eruptions of a giant Martian volcano, once encased in glacial ice, could have created large lakes of liquid water on the Red Planet in the relatively recent past, scientists say. The presence of water would have meant the area could have been habitable.

28.05.2014 12:57

Mars Curiosity rover may have transported Earth bacteria to Mars – study
The NASA Curiosity rover that was thought to bring only cameras, sensors, and scientific equipment when it traveled to Mars in August 2012 may have brought along dozens of species of bacteria that originated on Earth, according to a new study.

22.05.2014 00:32

Girlfriend or Mars? RT interviews Mars One hopefuls
As the ambitious crowd-funded project Mars One narrowed down the candidates for the first Mars colonization to just 705, RT asked two possible trailblazers, one from Quebec and one from Moscow, why they are so determined to take a one-way space ticket.

11.05.2014 11:58

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