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NASA Gears Up to Launch Next Mars Lander InSight, with 2 Briefcase Satellites in March 2016

NASA’s JPL said preparations are underway to launch the next big thing to Mars in March 2016, Mars Lander InSight. To be lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the MarCO spacecraft will carry the InSight landrover to Mars, along with two miniature satellites, of a briefcase size. InSight will probe the Red Planet’s interior to study the mineral and ...

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Countdown Begins for NASA Test of Flying Saucer-like Parachute for Mars Landing

NASA is gearing up to test its long-awaited test launch of the largest parachute ever deployed in the sky with its flying saucer ahead of its possible landing technology on Mars surface in 2017. The flying saucer, not to be confused with the flying unidentified objects (UFO), is named the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, and the live telecast is available on ...

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Mars Ocean Once Had More Water Than Arctic

An ancient ice-age primitive ocean on Mars with more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but scientists are surprised where the water had gone now, according to NASA. If they find an answer, then future Mars mission will be feasible with essential survival kits. “Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much ...

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NASA engineers developing HIAD, new inflatable heat shield technology, for manned Mars mission

NASA researchers have found a way to land future large spacecrafts meant for Mars landing with a lightweight inflatable heat shield similar to a stacking ring used in toys. Engineers from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia are working on the concept of an inflatable spacecraft technology to develop a heat shield that looks larger with huge rings. Known as ...

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