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2014-01-21 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later. NASA will reflect on the rover's work in a news conference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will originate from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., and be carried live on NASA Television and...

Mars Sites Named In Honor Of Bruce Murray
2013-11-14 09:26:23

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity’s Path to Mount Sharp ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray. "Bruce Murray contributed both scientific insight and leadership that laid the groundwork for interplanetary missions such as robotic missions to Mars, including the Mars rovers, part of America's...

Workshop Held Regarding Future Of Mars Missions
2012-06-27 14:02:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com International scientists and engineers gathered together in Houston, Texas a few weeks ago to discuss ideas about future exploration of Mars. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) set up a workshop to bring in new ideas, concepts and capabilities to address the challenges of exploring the Red Planet. The discussions provided information for reformulating NASA's Mars Exploration Program (MEP) to be responsive to high-priority science goals and the...

Mars Rovers Named A Popular Mechanics 'Breakthrough'
2011-10-03 14:54:13

More than seven years after completing their three-month prime missions on opposite sides of Mars, NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been selected for lifetime achievement award honors as part of the Breakthrough Awards presented by Popular Mechanics magazine. The magazine today announced recipients of awards to be presented Oct. 10 in New York. The announcement cites the Mars rovers' engineers, as well as the robots themselves, "for overcoming great challenges in their dogged...

JPL Participates In Space-Themed Corn Maze
2011-09-29 03:59:42

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is joining forces with Utah's original corn maze, Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest, for a kickoff celebration on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. John Callas, project manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers at JPL, will appear at the grand opening festivities of an autumn corn maze celebrating the U.S. space program. The weekend will be filled with interactive displays and activities brought in by JPL, including an exhibit featuring a replica of a Mars rover,...

2011-08-31 08:35:34

NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT to discuss progress of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Opportunity reached the Martian Endeavour crater earlier this month after years of driving. The teleconference participants are: -- Dave Lavery, program executive, Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA Headquarters, Washington -- Steve Squyres, principal investigator, Mars Exploration Rovers, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. -- Ray Arvidson,...

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2011-06-24 08:28:02

NASA's next Mars rover, nicknamed Curiosity, departed March Air Force Base in California and arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday night where it will undergo final launch testing, officials said on Thursday. The $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory is nuclear-fueled and is the size of a small car, It has been designed to roam the martian surface and assess the planet's suitability for life. Engineers will spend the next several months preparing the rover for its November...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.