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NASA and the European Space Agency have signed a letter of intent that will combine their Mars programs for the greater goal of reaching the Red Planet.
The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars.
A special independent panel is encouraging the White House to reconsider plans for having NASA send astronauts back for another walk on the moon.
Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface.
Six members of a volunteer crew completed the task of staying locked within an isolated chamber for 105 days in an effort to further understand the implications of a human mission to Mars.
On 29 and 30 June the ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, David Southwood, met NASAâ€™s Associate Administrator for Science, Ed Weiler, in Plymouth, UK, to establish a way for a progressive program for exploration of the Red Planet.
On July 14, a crew of six will leave their Mars mission simulator and see the Sun once again.
Due to budget constraints, US space exploration agency NASA could be considering plans to team up with the European Space Agency by 2016 in a series of trips to the Red Planet.
The Health Museum in Houston, Texas to be Site of Facing Mars' U.S. Premiere HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30, 2009, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also called The Health Museum, will launch the U.S. premiere of Facing Mars.
One week into their simulated Mars mission inside a special isolation facility in Moscow, the crew of six are reported to be in good spirits. ESA-selected crewmember Oliver Knickel sent the first diary entry since starting the 105-day stay for the Mars500 study.
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