Latest Mars probe program Stories
NASA continued to add to its running story about man's exploration of Mars Sunday night, as its latest rover Curiosity successfully landed on the Red Planet.
On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll.
To some, man setting foot on Mars may seem like a pipe dream, but to one Dutch group, it’s a business idea. Mars One has a plan to send a communications satellite to the Red Planet by 2016, and then set up several stages of other flights until landing man on Mars for a permanent settlement in 2023.
State media reported on Monday that China's first Mars probe will be launched from a Russian rocket in November, two years later than originally planned.
The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars.
An armada of robots may one day fly above the mountain tops of Saturn's moon Titan, cross its vast dunes and sail in its liquid lakes.
Officials are likely to recommend that the launch of Russiaâ€™s leading planetary spacecraft, scheduled to take place in less than two months, be put off until 2011.
China's first Mars probe has completed testing and is on target for launch, the Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology said Friday. The Yinghuo-1 is to be launched later this year by a Russian carrier rocket and will go into orbit around Mars in 2010 after a 10-month, 236-million mile journey, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Yinghuo -- Chinese for light from firefly -- is to study environmental changes in Mar's climate, including the disappearance of water from...
The first joint Chinese-Russian mission to Mars is set to take off in October and reach the red planet in August 2010, an exploration project designer said.
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