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NASA Mars Exploration Program

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  • Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey

    Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey
    When Space Shuttle Atlantis skated down to Earth for the last time in 2011, it signaled the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. But rather than heralding the twilight of a space age belonging to the 20th century, NASA's last shuttle mission coincides with a time of incredible innovation in space travel.
  • NASA and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson talk drag to students

    NASA and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson talk drag to students
    NASA and NASCAR are both old hands in how to make drag work for them, whether it's hurtling through an atmosphere or around a racetrack. On Wednesday, NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and NASA aerospace engineer Jill Prince took to a live online...

    NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'

    NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'
    NASA has long had a strong working relationship with the world of sports car racing, spinning off space technologies that help make race cars faster and safer. At noon on Wednesday, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson will join NASA Langley Research Center...

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines
    Tasting the air and testing the temperature, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown that there could potentially be salty water currently beneath the Red Planet’s surface. If the brine does exist, there’s not much, it occurs only...

    Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface

    Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface
    Climbing up Mt. Sharp in the middle of Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered two-tone veins of minerals that reveal multiple episodes of water flowing through rock — even after the lake that once filled the bottom of the...