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NASA should skip future moon and Mars landings and concentrate on manned missions in deep space, a federal advisory panel said. NASA should adopt a flexible path and avoid the deep gravity wells of the Moon and Mars, which would save time and money in developing landers to get astronauts to the surface and back, the 10-member panel said after meeting in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The flexible path essentially goes across stepping stones of progressively longer, more challenging missions by which NASA...
Four papers in the journal Science this week offer new details about the history of water on Mars, gleaned from the 2008 NASA Phoenix Mars Mission that was operated from The University of Arizona.
Some scientists believe NASAâ€™s Phoenix lander may have discovered evidence of water on Mars, but others contend that itâ€™s far from conclusive.
The U.S. space agency says it has issued a request for proposals for concept definition and requirements analysis for the Altair lunar lander. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Constellation Program will use Altair to land four astronauts on the moon.
HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years in the making, NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander successfully completed its mission last month. The mission uncovered significant discoveries about never-before explored areas of the Red Planet.
The US space agency says it has, most likely -- after a month of fruitless attempts -- reached the end of communications with its Phoenix Mars Lander.
Indiaâ€™s first unmanned moon mission touched down on the moon on Friday, according to Indian Space Research Organization officials.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months.
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