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2011-08-15 11:35:00

NASA said on Friday that its Mars Science Laboratory has completed a series of functional tests to verify the car-sized rover's readiness for launch in November.

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2011-06-10 10:41:56

ESA and NASA have announced the scientific investigations selected for their 2016 ExoMars lander demonstrator.

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2011-05-31 08:24:55

Do you use Twitter? Are you as intrigued by comets as we are? Then tell us 'Why comets are cool' and you might win a trip to ESA's operations center in Germany on 15 June to celebrate 25 years of cometary science at ESA.

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2011-03-07 10:25:54

Ultra-light carbon-fiber rods used to stiffen a comet probe’s legs are now being harnessed by a German manufacturer to boost the precision and efficiency of their laser cutters.

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2011-01-27 13:10:00

NASA engineers successfully integrated and completed system testing on a new robotic lander recently at Teledyne Brown Engineering’s facility in Huntsville in support of the Robotic Lunar Lander Project at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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2011-01-19 14:35:00

NASA announced on Wednesday that its Stardust-NExT spacecraft will rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 on Valentine's Day.

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2011-01-06 10:05:00

NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, has completed a series of hot fire tests and taken delivery of a new propulsion system for integration into a more sophisticated free-flying autonomous robotic lander prototype.

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2010-11-18 10:55:00

Researchers say that nuclear decay-driven machines could gather gases from the atmosphere of Mars for propulsion.

2010-11-04 11:27:00

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Deep Impact Flyby spacecraft successfully completed another "first" for NASA on November 4 when its onboard cameras captured spectacular images of comet Hartley 2 as part of the EPOXI mission.

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2010-10-17 10:55:00

NASA has awarded Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contracts to six companies for the purchase of technical data resulting from industry efforts to develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions.


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