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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014, MAVEN's 442 million mile journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptica…

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-…

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach …

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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

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Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

We shouldn't be dependent on Putin to get our astronauts in orbit.

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Curiosity rover discoveries show Mars to be more complex than had been known

Discoveries by NASA’s Curiosity rover are giving scientists a picture of Mars that looks increasingly complex, with small bits of water spread around the surface and an interior that could have been more geologically mature than experts had thought.

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