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2 years 3 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...

4 years 9 months ago

Ditching moon mission could cost Colorado

President Obama has scrapped NASA's $100 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon. Around $9 billion has already been spent on the Constellation Project, much of it through aerospace companies whose research and development branches are based in Colorado. The Orion Crew Vehicle, a modern day equivalent...

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