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October 06, 2015
NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 06, 2015
When moving from one city to another, people rarely bring their house with them - they just rent, buy or build a new one. Astronauts don't have the luxury of a realtor on other planets, or even a hardware store in space. They generally bring everything they might need on their journey, no matter how small, which increases cargo mass - and mission cost. Rather than loading all their materials or waiting for a resupply mission, scientists and engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunts ... read more
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Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait at 'Buckskin' Drill Site
This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle above the "Buckskin" rock target, where the mission collected its seventh drilled sample. The site is in the "Marias Pas ... more

3D-Printed Igloo Wins House on Mars Design Contest
The contest, held by NASA, generated many ingenious architectural concepts of what housing on Mars might look like. A 3D-printed igloo has emerged as the winner from a competition to develop the bes ... more

Terraforming the Red Planet: Nuclear Blasts Could Warm Mars for Humans?
Elon Musk, the head of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, who had earlier come up with the idea of dropping two thermonuclear bombs on Mars, explained that this step could make the colonization of the R ... more
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Students Advance Mars Airplane Concept
When you're designing an airplane that could one day be the first to fly on Mars, the answer cannot be found in the back of the book. That's one of many conclusions groups of students in two N ... more

Curiosity's Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled its eighth hole on Mars, and its fifth since reaching Mount Sharp one year ago. The drilling of the hole 2.6-inches (65 millimeters) d ... more
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Search for Mars life stymied by contamination threat
A multi-billion-dollar robot dispatched to Mars to search for life must steer clear of promising "hot spots" for fear of spreading microbes from Earth, NASA project scientists said Thursday. ... more

Hitchhiking to Mars
Could some of the hardiest bacteria on Earth hitchhike on a Journey to Mars and survive after landing in a new world? NASA researchers intend to find out. A helium-filled scientific balloon wi ... more

ASU-led partnership engages citizens in NASA's Asteroid Initiative
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Rover's Current Location Makes Communications a Challenge
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The search for extra-terrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars. ... more

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today's Mars
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Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter
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'Strongest evidence yet' of liquid water on Mars: NASA
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Space experts swoon for 'The Martian' despite inaccuracies
Surviving in space is hard and scientists say "The Martian" shows precisely what challenges astronauts will face on a pioneering mission to Mars, even though it contains some big inaccuracies right from the get-go. ... more

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