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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  • Summer of Science
    They also have a slow metabolism so they keep the fat on ... Dr. Mueller attempted to forecast the next decade of American missions to space. Some of what the NASA official proposed - an orbital space station serving as a laboratory and reusable shuttles ...
    07/28/2015 - 1:53 pm | View Link
  • The mission of Zond 3
    A total of four variants of the 2MV were built with each tailored specifically to two different missions—flyby ... would be launched into a slow trajectory with a 249-day transit time. This would simulate a future Mars lander mission profile, with ...
    07/27/2015 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • Proposals to Explore the Solar System’s Smallest Worlds
    This summer ... s proposed missions. The Proteus mission would visit 238P/Read, a small body within the asteroid belt that behaves like a comet (such bodies are known as "main belt comets"). The spacecraft would make slow flybys past this 0.4 km-radius ...
    07/27/2015 - 6:14 am | View Link
  • Ode to a Dwarf Planet
    In the summer of 2012, Curiosity, a robotic rover about the size of a car, landed on Mars to explore ... lander missions have succeeded, and this landing was particular complicated.” A lot can go wrong when a 1-ton robot needs to slow from 13,000 miles ...
    07/23/2015 - 12:36 am | View Link
  • NASA "flying saucer" launched in test for Mars mission
    The third flight is tentatively planned for next summer. How the latest ... humans on the surface of Mars, missions that will be 10 to 15 tons, 20 tons or more -- you're going to need extremely large drag devices to slow those vehicles down.
    06/8/2015 - 11:43 am | View Link
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  • Overview
    With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet.
    08/1/2015 - 12:13 pm | View Website
  • The mission / Mars Express / Space Science / Our ...
    Mars Express completed its nominal mission lifetime after being in orbit around the Red Planet for one Martian year, 687 Earth days, and is still operating today.
    08/1/2015 - 10:11 am | View Website
  • Exploration of Mars
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  • NASA Video Gallery | NASA
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