Mars

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko will live on the International Space Station for a year

US, Russia name crew for yearlong space mission

MOSCOW (AP) – NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos have named the two men who will spend a year aboard the International Space Station to gather more data about the effects of weightlessness on humans. NASA’s Scott […]

11/26/2012

Mars rover Curiosity set to hit the road again

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Mars rover Curiosity is poised to drive again after being parked at a sand dune for the past month. The mission team said Thursday the six-wheel rover will head […]

11/15/2012

NASA rover doesn't detect methane on Mars

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say initial sampling of Mars’ atmosphere by the NASA rover Curiosity did not definitively detect methane, a gas that can be a clue to determining if the red planet […]

11/02/2012

Bright object on Mars is likely plastic from rover

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover. The six-wheel spacecraft captured an image of the puzzling object Monday after […]

10/09/2012

Mars Curiosity about to really shake things up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet’s sand. But only after NASA’s rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred. The […]

10/04/2012

Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. […]

09/27/2012

Astronauts may play role in Mars robotic missions

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers. The new idea surfaced as a special team looking for a new Mars robotic exploration plan released a […]

09/25/2012

Visible from space: Curiosity tire tracks on Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars. Its tracks are big enough to be seen from space. In just one month, it’s driven 368 feet on the red planet, […]

09/06/2012

will.i.am song to be broadcast from Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – And now, straight from Mars, here’s will.i.am. His new song will be broadcast from Mars tomorrow using the Curiosity rover. He sings about space exploration, science and technology in the song “Reach […]

08/27/2012

New NASA video captures drama of Mars landing (video)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Viewers can now relive the drama of the Curiosity rover‘s landing on Mars with a new NASA video detailing the final moments of touchdown. The space agency Thursday posted the video […]

08/23/2012

Walking on Mars

PASADENA (CNS) – The Mars rover Curiosity, which is being managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, took its first drive on the surface of the red planet today, albeit a short one. The […]

08/22/2012

Mars rover Curiosity makes first test drive

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars. “Wheel tracks on Mars,” Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Allen Chen tweeted along with an image sent […]

08/22/2012

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