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Curiosity rover takes ‘selfie’ on Red Planet

September 8, 2018

The US space agency has released a "selfie" image of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. (Sept. 8)

Pence calls for permanent presence on moon

August 23, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA's Johnson Space Center Thursday, to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency's plans to return to the moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars. (Aug. 23)

Scientists Have Found Underwater Lake on Mars

July 25, 2018

Scientists are hailing a study published Wednesday that indicates a buried lake of salty water appears to be hiding below the surface of Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet. (July 25)

Scientists Reflect On Past, Future Mars Missions

June 8, 2018

Fifteen years ago, NASA launched the first of two Mars Exploration Rovers from Cape Canaveral. Spirit launched on June 10th, 2003, weeks before its twin, to the applause of mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. (June 8)

Mars Discoveries Boost Case for Possible Life

June 7, 2018

Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet. (June 7)

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May 5, 2018

Here's the latest for Saturday, May 5th: President Trump criticized U.S. immigration policies; A volcano in Hawaii continues to erupt; NASA sent another explorer to Mars; Hundreds wearing tweed cycled around London.

NASA Launches InSight Lander To Probe Red Planet

May 5, 2018

NASA's Mars InSight Lander spacecraft launched on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It's the first interplanetary mission to ever take off from the West Coast of the US. (May 5)

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