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NASA Mars Exploration Program

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  • A comet is about to come very close to Mars, and NASA is ready

    A comet is about to come very close to Mars, and NASA is ready
    A speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency's got. In a press conference Thursday, officials described how they will use more than a...
  • I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?

    I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?
    Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names. No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history. "We did...
  • Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp
    After two years of roving the Martian surface, NASA’s rover Curiosity has finally drilled its ultimate target: Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. The robotic explorer is set to get a taste of Martian rock Tuesday night...
  • MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

    MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars
    Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft sent data back to Earth that scientists quickly translated into the mission’s first images. Rendered in primary colors, the ultraviolet snapshots show...
  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or...
  • NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

    NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went
    A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere — and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once...
  • NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

    NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars
    A NASA robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet's lost water. After traveling 442 million miles, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution,...
  • Welcome to Mars! MAVEN settles in around the Red Planet

    Welcome to Mars! MAVEN settles in around the Red Planet
    MAVEN has arrived! After a 10-month journey through space, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft finally entered Martian orbit Sunday night. The satellite slipped into a 35-hour elliptical orbit without a hitch, which the scientists will...
  • Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley

    FRIDAYSEPT. 26 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS will host "The Crisis in State and Local Government Finance: A symposium on fiscal challenges facing Pennsylvania," 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rauch Business Center, Perella Auditorium,...
  • Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have been a nice place for life

    Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have been a nice place for life
    If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Microbial...
  • 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...