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India triumphs, sets record in maiden Mars mission

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW DELHI — India’s first mission to Mars entered orbit on Wednesday, making it the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet, all for less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster “Gravity.”
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Bound for Mars? Four Minnesotans are semifinalists

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bob Shaw
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Four Minnesotans say they want to go to Mars — and eventually die there.
No, they are not insane.
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One has named them and about 1,060 others as semifinalists in the sele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bound for Mars? Four Minnesotans are semifinalists

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bob Shaw
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Four Minnesotans say they want to go to Mars — and eventually die there.
No, they are not insane.
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One has named them and about 1,060 others as semifinalists in the sele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: Mars should be quarantined

August 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

President Dwight Eisenhower shared “An Introduction to Outer Space,” a remarkable statement from his Science Advisory Committee, and a section titled “A Message From Mars” notes that much of what we wish to learn in space can be gathered by instruments and transmitted back to Earth at a small fraction of the cost required to send scientists to other planets.
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Mission to Mars is costly but potentially worth it

August 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Another American spaceship has landed on Mars, promising great advances in science and new, dramatic views of the Red Planet. Continue Reading

Photos illustrate Mars rover’s precise landing

August 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The robotic explorer Curiosity’s daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.
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Touchdown: NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars (with video)

August 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. Continue Reading

UND hosting party for Mars rover landing

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The University of North Dakota is hosting a party in conjunction with the planned landing of NASA’s new robot rover on Mars. Continue Reading

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NASA Builds Menu for Planned Mars Mission in 2030s

July 17, 2012 in WDAZ

HOUSTON (AP) Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking.
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NASA builds menu for planned Mars mission in 2030s

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking. Continue Reading