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9 months 2 days ago

Mars spacecraft leaving Colorado

DENVER (AP) - The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft is about to leave Jefferson County and head to Cape Canaveral where it will be launched toward Mars in November. MAVEN was open for viewing for the last time in its home state on Monday at Lockheed Martin Space Systems....

1 year 1 week ago

Bruno Mars' sisters get WE TV reality series

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruno Mars isn't the only singer in the family. The 27-year-old Grammy winner's four sisters will appear in a WEtv reality series documenting the recording process of their debut album, the cable network announced Wednesday. The show will air this fall. It will include eight hour-long...

1 year 5 months ago

NASA Curiosity rover takes a bite of Martian soil

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano. The finding released Tuesday is the latest step in trying to better understand whether the environment could have been hospitable to microbial life. Curiosity...

1 year 8 months ago

New Mars mission begins this weekend

NASA's most ambitious and expensive Mars mission begins this weekend with the arrival of the smartest rover ever built. Like an Olympic gymnast, the rover must "stick the landing." It won't be easy. The touchdown for the rover called Curiosity is so risky it's been described as "seven minutes of...

2 years 2 months ago

Candy maker puts products on a diet

Mars, the maker of Snickers, Twix and M&M's, has announced that it will stop selling chocolate products with more than 250 calories in them, by the end of next year. The company also says it will reduce sodium levels by a quarter, by the year 2015. The company says...

2 years 4 months ago

Mission to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is all set to launch the world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer. A six-wheeled, one-armed Mars rover is due to blast off Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral. The unmanned Atlas V rocket will put the spacecraft on an 8½-month trek to the red planet. ...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama heralds launch of final space shuttle

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the launch of Atlantis on NASA's final space shuttle mission, President Barack Obama says a proud country watched as "America reached for the heavens once more." Obama congratulated the Atlantis astronauts and space workers on what he called a "picture perfect launch" Friday from Cape...

3 years 11 months ago

U.S. space supremacy now in question

In the midst of President Obama's announcement Thursday that NASA's human space flight budget will be reduced. Many in the space industry fear the US is losing its grip on space superiority. "What we are seeing is that we are not holding our place." says Janet Stevens with the Space...

4 years 1 month ago

Senators: NASA lacks a goal

Skeptical senators are telling NASA's chief that the space agency lacks a goal and destination. Earlier this month, the White House killed the previous administration's plan to back to the moon. The space shuttles will soon be retired. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says his agency has an ultimate goal:...

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