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Hounded By Budget And Technical Woes, NASA’s First Mars Mission Faces Delay

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle will have to wait a while longer before it is finally sent to space. Technical and financial difficulties are prompting NASA to consider delaying the two scheduled exploration missions to Mars, EM-1 and EM-2.

Space April 18, 2017

Space Spuds: NASA Grows Potatoes On Mars-Like Peruvian Soil

NASA researchers are working with scientists from International Potato Center in Lima to study whether or not potatoes can be cultivated on Mars. The scientists are planning to use the Mars-like soil of Pampas de La Joya Desert for farming.

Space April 17, 2016

Aerospace Company SSL To Build Robotic Arm For Mars 2020 Rover

SSL has received a contract from NASA to build robotic arms for Mars 2020 rover. The aerospace company will incorporate the arms in the rover to enhance investigations of samples from Mars.

Space March 2, 2016

NASA Working On Space Shotgun That Can Blast Asteroids

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is building the world's first asteroid-blasting shotgun.

Animals September 23, 2015

Would-Be Mars Colonists Practice For Red Planet In Utah Desert

People from all over the world are set to gather for the third annual Humans to Mars Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 5. The event draws hundreds of Mars enthusiasts each year who prepare themselves for their future life on the Red Planet.

Space May 1, 2015

British Woman Bids to be 'Eve' on Mars, Wishes to Give Birth to First Martian

Motherhood is challenging. Maggie Lieu is unfazed, willing to take on the challenges of not just being a mother but being one on Mars.

Space January 31, 2015

Microsoft Planning to Develop Hologram Tech for Use in Interplanetary Exploration

Microsoft and NASA are taking Mars exploration to the next level, improving rover use with the HoloLens, Microsoft’s venture into enhanced reality.

Space January 22, 2015

Stasis or deep sleep may make Mars trip affordable: NASA

A NASA-funded study exploring the feasibility of putting astronauts in deep sleep during the 180-day spaceflight to Mars shows it can reduce baggage weight of manned missions by nearly 50 percent.

Space October 7, 2014

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