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2012-09-11 06:21:02

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has passed a critical milestone, Key Decision Point-D or KDP-D. The project is officially authorized to transition into the next phase of the mission, which is system delivery, integration and test, and launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The spacecraft and instruments are all coming together at this point," said Bruce Jakosky from...

2012-09-07 10:20:11

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mission team for NASA's long-lived Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be awarded the Haley Space Flight Award. The team will receive the award Sept. 12 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2012 Conference and Exposition in Pasadena, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The award is presented for outstanding contributions by an...

2012-08-30 02:21:01

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc., a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, has unveiled its senior technical team of veteran space industry engineers hired to lead the company's flight programs. The Moon Express technical leadership team is described as a who's who of space industry veterans with over 50 NASA space missions to their credit, bringing to the company a deep understanding of NASA know-how and a passion to develop a new...

2012-08-28 14:20:08

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today during an education program hosted by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 53 high school students from the i.am College Track Center in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, VIP guests and NASA and JPL officials, and Curiosity mission members paid tribute to the legacy of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. During the event, the group also celebrated the successful delivery of the world's first song from The...

2012-08-28 10:20:50

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, a recorded song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet. Students, special guests and news media gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., today to hear "Reach for the Stars" by musician will.i.am after it was transmitted from the surface of Mars by the Curiosity rover. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles...

2012-08-27 14:20:27

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Curiosity has debuted the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In spoken words radioed to the rover on Mars and back to NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) on Earth, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden noted the difficulty of landing a rover on Mars, congratulated NASA employees and the agency's commercial and government...

2012-08-24 10:20:40

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold an educational event to share findings about Mars with students and premiere a new song by musician will.i.am that will be broadcast from the surface of the Red Planet via the Curiosity rover. The event will take place at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, Aug. 28, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Members of the team that...

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2012-08-23 20:49:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's new Curiosity rover makes an appearance in the new update to the Rovio game Angry Birds Space. The Angry Birds franchise unleashed its Space edition of the game earlier this year, taking the catapulting birds to a new level of physics with microgravity. The game was supported in partnership with NASA. "Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA's missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration," David Weaver,...

2012-08-23 06:20:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is helping pigs and birds explore the Martian terrain and shed light on the agency's missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space. Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, announced the update Thursday, complete with a cast of agency rovers and landers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Earlier this year, millions of gamers were introduced to concepts of microgravity in...

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2012-08-12 09:48:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online After traveling more than 350 million miles through space en route to the Red Planet, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity landed less than two miles from its target destination when it touched down last Monday, NASA officials have revealed. The $2.6 billion rover, which is currently on a two-year mission in order to determine whether or not the planet's environment could have supported life at some point in the past, missed its...


Latest Exploration of Mars Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Mars -- in astronomy, 4th planet from the sun, with an orbit next in order beyond that of the earth. Physical Characteristics Mars has a striking red appearance, and in its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the sun, it is twice as bright as Sirius, the brightest star. Mars has a diameter of 4,200 mi (6,800 km), just over half the diameter of the earth, and its mass is only 11% of the earth's mass. The planet has a very thin atmosphere consisting...

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