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NASA’s Opportunity Rolls a Record Distance on Mars

KQED Science | August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA’s Opportunity Rolls a Record Distance on Mars

One of NASA's most senior and still-operational spacecraft reached a milestone: the rover Opportunity completed its first 25 miles traveling across the surface of Mars!

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Citing Budget Concerns, NASA Defends Long-Term Plan To Reach Mars in 20 Years

KQED Science | May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citing Budget Concerns, NASA Defends Long-Term Plan To Reach Mars in 20 Years

Recently, NASA administrator Charles Bolden rephrased the "Moon, Mars and Beyond" mission plan to better align the steps toward Mars with budgetary realities and to balance human space programs with more cost-effective robotic missions.

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The Great Space Race Continues On Mars!

KQED Science | July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Great Space Race Continues On Mars!

NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, which has been traipsing about and exploring Mars' Meridiani Planum for nearly ten years now, recently broke a record for distance traveled on the surface of another world.

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