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Elon Musk isn’t smiling over NASA legislation

President Donald Trump may be beaming over a newly signed law that calls on NASA to look into sending astronauts to Mars by 2033, but not Elon Musk. SpaceX’s billionaire CEO is aiming to put his fortune behind a push to send … Continue reading

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SpaceX puts Arcadia on the map for Mars

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. According to Space News, that’s the word from SpaceX’s Paul Wooster, … Continue reading

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NASA picks 3 top spots for a Mars landing

NASA has whittled down its choices for its next Mars landing site to three spots, including the hills where the space agency’s Spirit rover roamed a decade ago. The Columbia Hills are among the three finalists because the silica deposits … Continue reading

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Make-believe mission to Mars begins in Hawaii

Six volunteers – including two with connections to Washington state – have begun eight months of being cooped up in a Hawaii habitat that’s meant to simulate life on Mars. The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project, known as HI-SEAS, is one … Continue reading

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Who would you go to Mars with? Here’s a list

A just-for-fun survey suggests that three out of every 10 Americans have thought about going to Mars, and almost half of them have thought about it more seriously after the presidential election. The finding come from an online survey conducted … Continue reading

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Curiosity rover fleshes out picture of old Mars

Scientists say they’re putting together the puzzle pieces provided by NASA’s Curiosity rover to get a better picture of how the outlook for habitability on Mars brightened and dimmed over the course of billions of years. “We see all the … Continue reading

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Mars One postpones its Red Planet plan

Remember Mars One? Four years ago, a Dutch-based venture said it would take advantage of reality-show revenue to send crews on the Red Planet in 2023. Now the date is 2032 – but it remains to be seen whether Mars One … Continue reading

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