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October 30, 2014
A One Way Trip to Mars
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 30, 2014
Although NASA would prefer round trips for astronauts, in a recent interview Buzz Aldrin, he suggested that the fist crews to land on Mars should stay there until a colony of about 100 people is settled. From an investment standpoint this makes a good deal of sense, since round trips would only delay the development of a settlement and increase the cost. Some agree with Aldrin and some have other approaches. The Dutch-led "Mars One" Project has announced plans to establish the first human Mars col ... read more
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Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability
How habitable was Mars in the past? Since the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars in August 2012, it has helped answer a few of these questions in the area surrounding its equatorial landing site o ... more

NASA Seeks Ultra-lightweight Materials to Help Enable Journey to Mars
NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb ... more

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Friday, Oct. 17, two days before the comet's closest a ... more
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Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designat ... more


Eight months on 'Hawaiian Mars' tests rigors of exploration
Six people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars. ... more
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Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions
Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a ... more

Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

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Increasing cosmic radiation a danger for Mars missions
Humans have long dreamed of traveling to Mars, hopscotching across the solar system and fanning out into the cosmos beyond. Several nations and private organizations are developing plans for crewed ... more

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near
The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust. NASA's Mars Odysse ... more

UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is leading a study on the effects of long-term space travel to humans, a UH news release said. Six members of the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simula ... more
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China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport
Construction of the fourth and the largest spaceport in China in the country's southern city of Wenchang has been completed and it is ready for launch, People's Daily reported Friday. Completi ... more

Descent Data May Help With Future Mars Landings
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal imag ... more
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China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket


Mars rover had good opportunities to image passing comet
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken ag ... more

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet. The orbiter ... more

MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects
NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars today and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere. The ... more

Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'
University of Arizona scientists have their eyes on Mars for the fly-by of comet Siding Spring, which will pass the red planet on Oct. 19, closer than any comet has ever zoomed past the Earth in rec ... more

Rare comet fly-by of Mars on Sunday
A fast-moving comet is about to fly by Mars for a one-in-a-million-year encounter with the Red Planet, photographed and documented by a flurry of spacecraft, NASA said. ... more

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MAVEN spacecraft's first look at Mars holds surprises
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and car ... more

Mars One -- and done?
In 2012, the "Mars One" project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. The mission would initially send four astronauts on a one-wa ... more
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