Mars Missions In Summer Slow Lane

US and European efforts to send joint missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018 are slowed by an inability on the part of the Americans to provide a full financial commitment to the projects.

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    04/16/2015 - 3:06 pm | View Link
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  • Mars Icebreaker Life Mission
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    Amplification of NASA’s long-term Mars strategy came Monday at the outset of a three-day conference at George Washington University ... “We need better ways to slow down.” NASA succeeded last summer in landing the Curiosity rover within 1.5 miles ...
    05/6/2013 - 9:17 am | View Link
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  • NASA Space News, International Space Station Shuttle ...
    Blog dealing with news on the space station, NASA, the space shuttle, international space missions and technology.
    04/17/2015 - 4:39 am | View Website
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    Mars planet facts images videos & news of NASA Mars rover spacecraft mission discovery & human exploration. Science fun for kids school family & space fans.
    04/16/2015 - 8:43 am | View Website
  • Water on Mars
    Understanding water on Mars is vital to assess the planet’s potential for harboring life and for providing usable resources for future human exploration.
    04/15/2015 - 9:42 am | View Website
  • Mars Facts, information, pictures | ...
    Mars. Mars moves through our skies in its stately dance, distant and enigmatic, a world awaiting exploration. — Carl Sagan, “ Mars: A New World to Explore ...
    04/15/2015 - 7:04 am | View Website
  • Mars' Calendar | The Planetary Society
    Mars' Calendar. Time on Mars is easily divided into days based on its rotation rate and years based on its orbit. Sols, or Martian solar days, are only 39 minutes and ...
    04/15/2015 - 1:49 am | View Website
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