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Detailed Look at the Next Mars Lander
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Phoenix is the first lander ever to furrow into the martian polar surface. Using a lengthy and beefy robotic arm, this probe is stalking subsurface water ice, along with clues to climate change on the planet and a look for cozy nooks that might support life.
Moonbase: In the Dark On Lunar Ice
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Is there ice at the south pole of the moon? NASA may land there regardless of the answer.
All About Anti-Matter Propulsion
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I would guess antimatter rockets are what the majority of people think about when talking of rockets for the future. This is hardly surprising as it is such an attractive word for the writers of science fiction.
Buried Craters Found on Mars
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Astronomers have peered beneath the smooth surface of baby-face regions of Mars, and what they see isn't pretty.
NASA Makes Plans for Manned Asteroid Mission
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Progress is being made on defining a human mission to an asteroid. Experts at several NASA centers are sketching out a prospective piloted stopover at an asteroid—a trek that could return samples from a targeted space rock as well as honing astronaut proficiency and test needed equipment for other space destinations.
Old Rovers Learn New Tricks to Kick Off Year Four
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NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their landings, are getting smarter as they get older.
Spaceports: Building up the Space Travel Industry
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There’s a global groundswell of support to build spaceports.
Futuristic Slingshot Whips Satellites To Space
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Astronauts are trained to withstand as much as nine times the force of gravity. But even the toughest among them fall out of the running when it comes to a launch concept from a small civilian company in Goleta, California.
COROT To Scout For Rocky Planets Around Other Stars
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Rocky planets not much bigger than Earth could be detected by a space telescope called COROT set to launch on 27 December.
Florida Homecoming Caps Shuttle Mission
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Space shuttle Discovery flew through gray Florida skies and safely touched down on a Kennedy Space Center runway at twilight on Friday to cap a 13-day mission to continue construction of the International Space Station.