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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  • Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016
    Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
  • Poll: Christie is Republicans' third choice to run for presidentPoll: Christie is Republicans' third choice to run for president
    Gov. Chris Christie is the third most popular choice to run for president in 2016 among Republicans, according to a new national poll released today by Fairleigh Dickinson University. More
  • One flight closer to space tourismOne flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes'Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes'
    Amid the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library, former first lady Barbara Bush is brushing aside talk of a Jeb Bush run for the White House. More
  • China launches experimental moon orbiter - Orangeville Banner
    Women's World Cup next summer another ... None of those missions were ... Earth's atmosphere in order to slow it down ... term plans to go to ...
    10/24/2014 - 8:59 am | View Link
  • What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company - Atlantic Monthly
    Curiosity rover on Mars, NASA’s ... aerospace contractors were slow ... three successful resupply missions so ... This summer it was the ...
    10/21/2014 - 5:44 am | View Link
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  • Bum parachute mars NASA ‘saucer’ test flight
    (Reuters) - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars. A novel ...
    06/28/2014 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • NASA tests 'flying saucer' for future Mars mission
    The disc-shaped vehicle was launched by helium balloon from the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Saturday in order to test landing technology for future missions to Mars ... An inflatable tube designed to slow the vehicle's descent was successfully deployed.
    06/28/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • NASA 'Flying Saucer' Launch to Test Mars Landing Parachute Tech
    NASA hopes to launch its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle — which the agency has dubbed its own "flying saucer" — Thursday ... NASA plans to launch two more LDSD test missions from Hawaii in the summer of 2015.
    06/3/2014 - 1:35 am | View Link
  • NASA Schedules June 3 Test Flight for Mars Flying Saucer
    the agency has scheduled a test flight for June 3 in Hawaii. Despite looking like a more advanced balloon boy hoax, the craft is actually integral to NASA’s plans to set foot on the surface of Mars. The LDSD is designed to slow the descent of heavy ...
    05/26/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
  • Nasa: Supersonic 'Flying Saucer' Test Flights Prepared for Mars Mission
    The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is designed to produce a lot of drag, in order to help slow the descent of heavy payloads through ... and landing capabilities to accommodate future human missions. Nasa's LDSD carries several onboard cameras.
    05/20/2014 - 8:25 am | View Link
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  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)
    ISRO launched the 1,350 kg Mars Orbiter Mission - Manglayaan - from Sriharikota using PSLV-C25, an XL variant of the launcher, on November 5, 2013 at 14:38 hrs to ...
    10/30/2014 - 11:20 am | View Website
  • Mars to Stay
    Mars to Stay missions propose astronauts sent to Mars for the first time should intend to stay. Unused emergency return vehicles would be recycled into settlement ...
    10/29/2014 - 4:22 pm | View Website
  • Astronomy For Kids
    Learn about Mars Exploration With ... Mars is one of the most explored worlds in the Solar System, from orbiting satellites to landing probes to ...
    10/28/2014 - 4:16 pm | View Website
  • NASA
    Next Mars Rover Gets a Test Taste of Mars Conditions - 03.18.11. This image shows preparation for one phase of testing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity.
    10/28/2014 - 2:28 pm | View Website
  • Technology and Science News
    Get the latest science news and technology news, read tech reviews and more at ABC News.
    10/28/2014 - 2:28 pm | View Website
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