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NASA Mars mission

NASA's storm-silenced Rover completes 15 years on Mars

The golf-cart-sized rover was designed to travel 1,006 metres and operate on the Red Planet for 90 Martian days (sols).

Jan 25, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

Human mission to Mars 'stupid': Astronaut

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders said that sending crews to Mars is ridiculous as unmanned missions are cheaper and there is no mass curiosity as such.

Dec 24, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Over 1 lakh Indians will be 'travelling' to Mars, country ranks third in global list

NASA on Wednesday stated, that India ranks third in the global list with regard to the number of names submitted for the Mars mission.

Nov 09, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Technical and budget challenges may delay Mars spacecraft's first mission, says NASA

It cites delays in the development of the Orion service module, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as technical risks from changes in the design of the capsule's heat shield.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:30 PM IST

NASA's solution for a home for astronauts sent to Mars is as cold as ice!

Officially called the 'Mars Ice Home', NASA's working model is an inflatable, inner-tube-like device that, when inflated fully, is covered with a thick sheet of protective ice.

Jan 02, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

NASA readies launch of `dream machine` to Mars

The US space agency is getting ready to launch later this month the biggest, most expensive robotic vehicle ever built to explore Mars for signs of previous life there, NASA has said.

Nov 11, 2011, 08:39 AM IST