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2012-08-05 23:52:18

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.

Curiosity's Sky Crane Has A Big Job
2012-08-01 15:05:47

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.

Mars Settlement Planned For 2023
2012-06-04 13:49:06

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.

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2011-02-21 11:35:00

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.

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2009-10-29 12:30:00

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars.

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2009-10-28 06:25:00

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.

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2009-09-15 05:50:00

Officials are likely to recommend that the launch of Russia’s leading planetary spacecraft, scheduled to take place in less than two months, be put off until 2011.

2009-05-29 13:14:07

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...

2009-03-04 11:05:22

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2009-01-05 10:30:00

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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