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NASA Mars Exploration Program

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  • NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life
    It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision! This successor to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have the same skeleton as its predecessor, but its suite of...
  • Mars Curiosity rover celebrates its first Martian year [Video]

    Mars Curiosity rover celebrates its first Martian year [Video]
    NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above. Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Engineer and artist honored by Maine West

     Engineer and artist honored by Maine West
    Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
  • Mars One is one step closer to getting on TV

    Mars One is one step closer to getting on TV
    When Mars One announced its intent in 2012 to find a team of astronauts to become the first people to land on and colonize Mars, part of the plan was to turn the selection and training of the lucky few into a worldwide reality program. Two years later, we...
  • Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say. The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • 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...
  • Mars Curiosity rover gets software upgrade, discovers wheel damage

    Mars Curiosity rover gets software upgrade, discovers wheel damage
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has gotten a brand new software upgrade, but the intrepid robot’s wheels are a little worse for wear. Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge reported last week that they...