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Will the investment in the Curiosity rover pay off?

Aug 6, 2012
You can't get more international than Mars -- where the Curiosity rover has landed. Scientists say they're primarily searching for signs of life, but companies are springing up with the goal of extracting non-Earthly resources.
Posted In: NASA, mars, Curiosity rover

The costs of the Curiosity rover to Mars

Aug 6, 2012
The NASA rover Curiosity landed on the surface of the red planet late last night. And it was all hugs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California. That's because it took a lot of work -- and money -- to make this moment possible.
Posted In: mars, government spending, NASA, Curiosity rover

The latest Times Square attraction: Mars

Aug 3, 2012
If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Posted In: space, mars, Science, NASA

Measuring women's progress in science since Sally Ride's flight

Jul 24, 2012
The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.
Posted In: NASA, women, Science, space

Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut for pay

Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Posted In: space, NASA, Russia, Kazakhstan

SpaceX launch could pave way for private sector funding

May 22, 2012
The private company SpaceX today launched an unmanned rocket into space this morning, carrying cargo for the international space station.
Posted In: space, NASA, private sector

Missions to Mars may be out of reach as funds fade

May 22, 2012
Funding to study our solar system will be cut by 20 percent. That's leaving some space programs in limbo.
Posted In: space exploration, NASA, mars

Will NASA or private firms send us to outer space?

Mar 9, 2012
NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.
Posted In: space, space exploration, NASA

Trying to save missions to Mars

Feb 27, 2012
Mars researchers are meeting with NASA today to figure out if there's a way to pay for future trips to the red planet.
Posted In: mars, space, space exploration, NASA, budget

NASA in the market for some good eaters

Feb 22, 2012
The agency wants to figure out how it would feed astronauts on any future mission to Mars, so it needs people to try to cook and eat astronaut food for four long months.
Posted In: NASA, space, Food

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