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Phobos photobombs Mars in Hubble view

Leave it to tiny Phobos to horn in on Mars’ glory in an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The view of the Red Planet and the larger of its two moons, released today, is actually a testament to … Continue reading

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SpaceX leaves Red Dragon out of Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he expects to see astronauts flying to the International Space Station on his company’s Dragon capsules by mid-2018 – but is downplaying a technology that would have opened the way for robotic “Red Dragon” missions to … Continue reading

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Congressman sparks buzz with Mars question

What game was U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., playing when he asked Caltech geochemist Kenneth Farley whether there was any evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars? The question was an add-on at today’s House Space Subcommittee hearing on NASA’s flagship … Continue reading

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Elon Musk to update Mars plan in Australia

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk got a rock-star reception last September at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico when he unveiled his long-promised plan to send scads of settlers to Mars. Now he’s working on a reprise, and it just might be announced at … Continue reading

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VP vows return to moon and ‘boots on Mars’

Vice President Mike Pence, the newly minted chairman of a revived National Space Council, said today that President Donald Trump is committed to a return to the moon and a push onward to Mars. Pence laid out the broad strokes … Continue reading

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Mars rover’s roll echoes moonshot stroll

Forty-five years after the astronauts of Apollo 16 rode out on a rover to look over a crater on the moon, NASA’s Opportunity rover looked over a crater on Mars – and sparked a chain of coincidences. To mark the linkage, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk promises update on Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s vision to send a million people to Mars is now in print, but the billionaire visionary says he’s already working on an update. The newly published print version, appearing on the New Space website, recaps Musk’s … Continue reading

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