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NASA looking for 'precision' Mars landing

NASA looking for 'precision' Mars landing

GREENBELT, Md., July 20 (UPI) -- NASA, which has put three rovers on Mars since 1996's Mars Pathfinder, says it intends the Aug. 6 landing of its Curiosity rover to be the most precise yet.
NASA launches Mars rover

NASA launches Mars rover

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- NASA launched its latest unmanned Mars rover Saturday in Florida in an effort to scour the planet's surface for signs of microbial life.
NASA describes Mars mission goals

NASA describes Mars mission goals

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- One of the mission goals of NASA's next Mars rover, set to launch Nov. 25, will be to search for the possibility of life on the planet, the space agency said.
NASA plans for Mars laboratory

NASA plans for Mars laboratory

HOUSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Mars rover known as Spirit may be permanently stuck in the sand but remains of value for scientific exploration, NASA officials said.

NASA plans Mars launch next fall

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NASA plans to launch a new exploration rover to Mars next fall, despite budget and technical concerns, a NASA official said Friday.

NASA mission will study Martian atmosphere

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency plans a Mars robotic mission to study that planet's climate history and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before.

NASA readies Phoenix for August launch

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is getting ready for a Mars mission that will look beneath the surface for evidence of life.

NASA's Orbiter nears Mars rendezvous

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is preparing to slow itself to allow the red planet's gravity to grab it into orbit March 10.

NASA probe launch scrubbed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Thursday launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Florida was scrubbed because of a fueling problem.

NASA gives rover missions 18 more months

PASADENA, Calif., April 5 (UPI) -- NASA officials said Tuesday they approved up to 18 more months of operations for Spirit and Opportunity, the twin Mars rovers.
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