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2013-09-18 12:22:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) will be the focus of a media opportunity on Friday, Sept. 27, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The event at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility is an opportunity to photograph MAVEN and interview project and launch program officials. MAVEN will be seen with its solar...

Robotic Snake On Mars
2013-09-16 12:43:28

[ Watch the Video: ESA Wants To Send A Robotic Snake To Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking into the idea of sending a snake to Mars in order to help scientists deepen their knowledge about the Red Planet. Researchers are reportedly developing a snake-like robot that could be paired up with a rover to help future explorers investigate regions that are typically inaccessible. NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity rovers have...

Mars Rover Approaches New Waypoint
2013-09-10 16:14:24

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Rover At A New Point On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover has reached a new waypoint on the surface of Mars where scientists plan to use the high-tech vehicle for a close-up study. The patch of exposed bedrock sits in an area informally called "Panorama Point," and was selected as one of five waypoints along the rover's route southwestward from the Glenelg area. Waypoint 1 lies about one-fifth of the way...

Applications For Martian Settlement Program Pass 200,000
2013-09-10 12:07:44

[ Watch the Video: All Applications In For One-way Trip To Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A project to create a human settlement on Mars announced that it has received over 200,000 applicants interested in leaving Earth for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. Mars One said that its Astronaut Selection Program has now closed for applications, but in the five months it was open it received interest from 202,586 people from over 140 countries. The...

NASA Developing TextureCam Smart Camera System
2013-09-09 19:22:06

[ Watch the Video: Smart Cameras For Future Mars Rovers ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online As urgent as interplanetary exploration might seem, NASA must deal with a significant communication delay that acts as a bottleneck between robotic explorers like the Curiosity rover on Mars and scientists here on Earth. To help address that problem, a team of scientists based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. have developed a new camera...

mars rover curiosity
2013-09-07 03:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars. Last year, NASA landed its fourth rover on Mars and kickstarted a mission that would unveil more about the Red Planet than ever before. This rover has provided incredible imagery of our neighboring planet, and has...

Mars Lander InSight Has Four Potential Targets
2013-09-04 19:15:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities. The space agency's stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander mission will be launching in March 2016 and landing on the Red Planet six months later. NASA said it has narrowed its list of 22 possible landing spots down to four sites. All four of the...

2013-09-04 16:21:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to launch in March 2016 and land on Mars six months later. It will touch down at one...

Curiosity Takes Sharpest Images Yet Of Solar Eclipse On Mars
2013-08-29 11:20:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said its Curiosity rover has taken the sharpest image of a solar eclipse ever taken on Mars. The Martian rover was able to snap an image of Phobos, the largest of Mars' moons, passing in front of the sun. Curiosity snapped a set of three frames, taken three seconds apart using its Mast Camera (Mastcam). The rover took a break from driving on August 17, 2013 in order to record the event. The images are the first full-resolution...

NASA Introduces The Next Generation Of Astronauts
2013-08-20 14:56:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA introduced its next generation of astronauts on Tuesday, as well as a deep space exploration roadmap. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden took the stage to formally welcome eight new astronauts to the space agency. These new astronauts will be among the first generation to potentially carry out the missions to asteroids and Mars. "This class joins a distinguished and elite group of Americans who have carried out historic missions...