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NASA Mars Exploration Program

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  • Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record

    Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record
    Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old driving distance record that’s out of this world. The decade-old NASA Mars rover has crossed the 25-mile mark, surpassing the 24.2-mile record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2.
  • NASA's Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA's decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet to surpass the benchmark set in 1973 by a Russian probe on the moon....

    READER SUBMITTED: Take A 'Trip' To Mars Right From West Hartford

    The year is 2132. People now have the technology to travel great distances in space. They have left the borders of Earth to live and work in neighboring worlds. Visitors to the Gengras Planetarium at The New Children's Museum in West Hartford will be...

    NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success

    NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success
    A NASA vehicle launched high into the atmosphere to explore how to land heavy spacecraft, and possibly human beings, on Mars splashed down off Hawaii on Saturday, completing a mostly successful test, the agency announced.  The Low-Density Supersonic...

    Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...