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White House proposes $17.5B NASA budget for 2015

White House proposes $17.5B NASA budget for 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- NASA other science agency budgets stay mostly flat in Obama's 2015 budget proposal.
Brooks Hays
Mars rover successfully negotiates risky move over sand dune

Mars rover successfully negotiates risky move over sand dune

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Mars rover Curiosity successfully negotiated its way across the largest sand dune it has encountered, NASA said.
Rover on Mars snaps photo of Earth, shining like an 'evening star'

Rover on Mars snaps photo of Earth, shining like an 'evening star'

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- NASA says its Curiosity Mars rover has captured an image of Earth shining as the brightest point in the martian sky like an "evening star."
Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

Curiosity takes its first photo of Earth from Mars surface

PASADENAFeb. 7 (UPI) -- NASA's Curiosity rover takes its first photo of Earth from the surface of Mars, appearing along with the moon as a "bright evening star."
Kristen Butler
Russia proposes water-hunting instrument for future Mars rover

Russia proposes water-hunting instrument for future Mars rover

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Russian scientists have proposed an instrument for an upcoming NASA Mars rover to search for underground water that could support life on the Red Planet.
NASA will attempt to drive Curiosity rover over 3-foot dune

NASA will attempt to drive Curiosity rover over 3-foot dune

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Curiosity Mars rover will attempt to travel over a sandy dune standing in its way, to avoid other paths that could potentially damage its wheels.
Ananth Baliga
Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California scientist sues NASA for failing to investigate possible life on Mars, claiming a viral photo of a "jelly donut" rock actually shows fungus.
Ananth Baliga
NASA looking for smoother route for Mars rover travels

NASA looking for smoother route for Mars rover travels

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Controllers of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity say they are considering a smoother path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.
Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, improved capabilities

Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, improved capabilities

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity has had a technology "tuneup," a software upgrade that will advance the rover's capabilities.
Mars rover Curiosity logs 100,000th 'zap' of martian rocks for science

Mars rover Curiosity logs 100,000th 'zap' of martian rocks for science

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- NASA says its Curiosity Mars rover has passed a milestone of 100,000 shots fired by the laser it uses to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.
Indian rover begins journey to Mars

Indian rover begins journey to Mars

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Indian Space Research Organization's Mars Orbiter Mission, also called Mangalyaan, was ejected from the Earth's orbit on a 10-month journey to Mars.
Ananth Baliga
Mars rover back at work after diagnosis of electrical glitch

Mars rover back at work after diagnosis of electrical glitch

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity has resumed full science operations after a successful diagnosis of the likely cause of a change in voltage on the vehicle.
Scientists seek cause of 'soft short' electrical problem in Mars rover

Scientists seek cause of 'soft short' electrical problem in Mars rover

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- NASA says science observations by its Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended while engineers look for possible causes of a voltage change detected Sunday.
Mars rover Curiosity in autonomous drive toward science target

Mars rover Curiosity in autonomous drive toward science target

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover finished a two-day autonomous drive Monday to a vantage point from where it will survey the next target to reach out and touch.
Long-running Mars rover Opportunity in long uphill climb for science

Long-running Mars rover Opportunity in long uphill climb for science

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- NASA researchers say the agency's long-running Mars rover Opportunity has begun climbing the tallest hill it has encountered in its nearly 10 years on Mars.
European rover meant for Mars to undergo earthly desert test

European rover meant for Mars to undergo earthly desert test

PARIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A proposed Mars rover will undergo its most ambitious test to date in remotely guided explorations of a Mars-like desert in South America, scientists said.

Curiosity analysis shows Mars soil sample 2 percent water

TROY, N.Y., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An analysis of one of the first soil samples taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found a high percentage of water, U.S. researchers said.

Rover finds no methane on Mars

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Mars rover Curiosity has found no methane, a gas thought to be a possible alert to the presence of microbes, the U.S. space agency said Thursday.
NASA rover on Mars captures sharpest images ever of Martian eclipse

NASA rover on Mars captures sharpest images ever of Martian eclipse

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity captured an image of the moon Phobos passing in front of the sun in the sharpest images ever taken of a Martian eclipse.
Color photo captures Opportunity rover as it journeys across Mars

Color photo captures Opportunity rover as it journeys across Mars

PASADENA, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- NASA says an image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of its Mars Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination.
NASA says images show Soviet-era lunar rover went farther than thought

NASA says images show Soviet-era lunar rover went farther than thought

GREENBELT, Md., July 12 (UPI) -- A Soviet-era lunar rover went 3 miles farther on the moon 40 years ago than previously thought, images from a NASA moon orbiter have confirmed.
Mars rover at halfway point of latest trek for science work

Mars rover at halfway point of latest trek for science work

PASADENA, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Opportunity has passed the halfway point on its drive from a site where it spent 22 months to its next research destination.
Mars rover Curiosity drills second hole to gather samples for analysis

Mars rover Curiosity drills second hole to gather samples for analysis

PASADENA, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity has drilled a hole in a second rock target to gather samples for analysis in the rover's internal science lab instruments.
NASA says Mars rover Opportunity back on the job after standby time

NASA says Mars rover Opportunity back on the job after standby time

PASADENA, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- NASA says the Opportunity rover on Mars is back under Earth control after having been in standby mode while Mars passed behind the sun, blocking communications.
Mars rover back to full science operations

Mars rover back to full science operations

PASADENA, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity is back to doing science after recovering from a computer glitch that switched it to a redundant main computer last month.
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