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Mars Rover Curiosity Heads Toward Mount Sharp
2013-07-09 09:35:45

With drives on July 4 and July 7, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has departed its last science target in the "Glenelg" area and commenced a many-month overland journey to the base of the mission's main destination, Mount Sharp.

NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.

Tenth Anniversary Of NASA Opportunity Launch Arrives Next Week
2013-07-02 08:15:19

In the marking of a number of firsts, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the first launch of a rover destined for the Red Planet. Opportunity, one of three rovers currently on Mars, blasted off from Cape Canaveral nearly 10 years ago on July 7, 2003.

Testing Mars Lasers In Desert
2013-06-25 10:18:28

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.

Winners Of 2012 George M. Low Award Announced By NASA
2013-06-24 07:53:58

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.

Asteroid Capture In Peril By Potential Budget Cuts
2013-06-20 04:47:33

NASA missions designed to send astronauts to Mars and capture an asteroid for closer analysis could be in danger due to a new bill in the House of Representatives that would cap spending at the US space agency.

2013-06-19 23:24:05

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) continues to ignite excitement by exploring the Solar System. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 When Explorer 1, built

2013-06-19 23:02:34

NASA’s First Billion-Pixel Image of the Rover Curiosity Brings the Red Planet to Life (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Technology from GigaPan is being used to

NASA Constructs Billion Pixel Image Of The Red Planet
2013-06-20 09:35:19

NASA is allowing amateur explorers a unique opportunity to explore a section of Mars with a newly developed high-detail image of the Red Planet’s surface. The image, consisting of more than a billion pixels stitched together, was recently taken by the space agency’s Curiosity rover.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.