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India's Flagship Martian Orbiter Has A Minor Hiccup Over Earth
2013-11-11 13:26:06

India's Mars Orbiter Mission, otherwise known as Mangalyaan or MOM, encountered a problem with a liquid fuel thruster, causing the probe to miss an intended higher orbital path.

Volunteer Mars Colonist Gather In DC
2013-08-06 12:25:45

Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023.

Mars 2112 And Its UntimelyDemise
2013-02-07 16:12:58

In 1999, a group of entrepreneurs thought Mars would be the best space object for a themed restaurant, so they opened Mars 2112 – a business venture that quickly turned into an interplanetary tragedy.

2012-10-02 13:17:39

As NASA's Curiosity rover scours the surface of Mars and beams pictures of the stark and desolate landscape back to Earth, we've begun to paint a picture of what living on the red planet might actually be like.

Mars in 1980 as seen by the Viking 1 Orbiter
2011-08-29 06:29:30

A green thumb and a little flair as a gourmet chef may be among the key skills for the first men and women who travel to the Red Planet later this century.

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2011-03-01 10:48:26

Now that the Mars500 crew has been united, when the Marswalkers, 'returned' from the surface of the Red Planet to join the 'orbital' trio, Diego has again had time to send his thoughts.

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2011-02-20 06:25:00

Astronauts participating in a simulated space mission to Mars made a second walk on the imitation surface of the Red Planet in Russia on Friday.

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2011-02-11 13:30:00

On Saturday a group of volunteers will reach a stage in their one-and-a-half year experiment to study the effects of a mission to Mars when they "land" on the Red Planet's surface.

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2011-01-21 11:40:00

The Mars500 mission director said on Friday that six researchers on a 520-day mock flight to Mars are all feeling ready to "land" on the Red Planet after 233 days in a locked steel capsule.

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2010-10-20 08:40:00

For the chance to watch the sun rise over Olympus Mons, or maybe take a stroll across the vast plains of the Vastitas Borealis, would you sign on for a one-way flight to Mars?


Word of the Day
tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.