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Below you’ll find news and events related to our deep space mission and the progress that will enable us to get there.

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How Robots Are Blazing a Trail for Manned Mars Missions

May 15th, 2014

Whenever humans finally touch down on Mars, they’ll be following in the footsteps of many brave robotic pioneers. Right now there are two NASA robots exploring the Martian surface — the Curiosity rover and its older cousin, Opportunity — while a fleet of orbiters from NASA and the European Space Agency circle above. More probes are on the way, too.

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NASA's bold plan: Landing people on asteroids

May 13th, 2014

This isn’t a real-life recreation of “Armageddon.” There’s no clear and present threat to Earth. But NASA says it’s working on plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid. The NASA mission isn’t planned to take place until the 2020s. That isn’t stopping astronauts from simulating an asteroid landing in a 40-foot-deep swimming pool at a Space Center in Houston.

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NASA investigates how to keep crew healthy during deep space missions

May 7th, 2014

Now that we’re this close to sending humans to Mars, NASA thought it best to start preparing for one of its biggest goals: deep space exploration. Three NASA Ames Research Center studies that aim to explore the effects of deep space exploration on astronauts’ health just got a total of $17 million in funding.

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Women and Girls at the Intersection of Innovation and Opportunity

May 1st, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Harris IT Services, The Manufacturing Institute, TV Worldwide and EICnetwork.tv are kicking off the summer with a special webcast focusing on Women and Girls in STEM + the Arts. The webcast will be hosted on Wednesday, May 21st, live from the EICnetwork.tv studio in Chantilly, VA at 2pm ET, with a studio audience […]

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EXPEDITION 39

April 23rd, 2014

This expedition will include research projects focusing on human research, biology and biotechnology, physical science investigations, technology demonstrations and educational activities.

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Advancing Progress on SLS Avionics

April 21st, 2014

Technicians install Developmental Flight Instrumentation Data Acquisition Units in Marshall’s Systems Integration and Test Facility. The units are part of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) core stage avionics, which will guide the biggest, most powerful rocket in history to deep space missions.

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NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars

March 19th, 2014

A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in November 2010 and May 2013 reveal the formation of a new gully channel on a crater-wall slope in the southern highlands of Mars.

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