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Previous Trips to Mars

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United States’ Mariner 4 probe was launched in 1964 and took the first ever close-up images of the Mars’ surface. A few years later the then Soviet Union launched a series of modules that orbited Mars. In 1975, the United States launched the Viking probes, which both landed on Mars’ surface and transmitted color […]

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NASA Launches $1.5 Billion Weather Satellite

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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NASA has launched a $1.5 billion weather satellite into orbit that aims to help improve weather forecasts and monitor long-term climate change. The satellite, known as the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System, is being carried by a Delta II rocket 800 kilometers above the surface of the earth. The U.S. space agency says the […]

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US Space Satellite May Crash to Earth by Week’s End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:23 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency NASA says one of its school-bus sized satellites is expected to crash back to Earth by week’s end. But the agency is not sure where it will land. The projected crash zone covers most of the inhabited portions of the planet, and officials expect the debris footprint to be about 800 […]

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US Space Satellite May Crash to Earth by Week’s End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. space agency NASA says that one of its decommissioned satellites is expected to crash back to Earth by week’s end. Re-entry is expected this Friday, give or take a day, for the school bus size, 5.4-metric ton satellite. NASA officials say approximately 26 pieces of the satellite will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. Most of […]

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U.S. Space Agency Launches Lunar Satellites

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency, NASA, has launched its twin GRAIL lunar satellites meant to examine the gravitational field and internal structure of the moon. The launch of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, followed several weather-related delays Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s launch took place in the second and final of two “launch windows” […]

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NASA Heads Back to the Moon

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency is preparing for Thursday’s launch of two unmanned spacecraft to the moon, nearly forty years after man last walked on the moon. NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission spacecraft will orbit the moon before landing on the lunar surface. The mission will map the moon from its core […]

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NASA: Space Station May Be Evacuated

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say the International Space Station may need to be temporarily evacuated unless Russia proceeds with the launching of its Soyuz rockets by November. NASA space station program manager Mike Suffredini said the six astronauts aboard the ISS may have to leave the craft unless Russian scientists discover what caused last week’s crash of […]

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