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Fly Through a Huge Volcanic Cave With These Stunning 3-D Scans
The detailed animations will help NASA scientists figure out how to use natural caves as shelter on future missions to the moon or Mars.
Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017 loading...
Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017
Get ready to see an icy comet encounter, close planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.
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NASA Releases Cool Designs For Mars ‘Igloos’
A simple ingredient for shielding future Mars explorers from space radiation could be good old water ice.
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8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth
From the ends of the Earth to its subterranean depths, lavanauts, desertnauts, cavenauts, and aquanauts simulate life in space.
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What John Glenn Told National Geographic In His Last Interview
"Someday we will land on Mars," Glenn said in his final days. "That will have us united as a country.”
Why NASA's First Good Look at Mars Almost Ended Its Exploration loading...
Why NASA's First Good Look at Mars Almost Ended Its Exploration
This Red Planet Day, find out why images from the Mariner 4 spacecraft, which launched 52 years ago, were surprising for all the wrong reasons.
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Nice Shot! A Martian Selfie
The Curiosity rover keeps taking self-portraits on the Red Planet.
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Mars Is Still a Priority Under Trump. Earth, Not So Much.
The president-elect seems to favor a strong human spaceflight program—but monitoring our own planet from space is likely not on his agenda.
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Mars Quest Reminds Us What Can Happen When We Work Together
Spaceflight is a powerful signifier that achieving ambitious goals requires diverse contributions. In short, “it takes all of us.”
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Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission
The technology that simulates an expedition to the red planet may one day allow us to see other worlds through the eyes of astronauts.
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A Martian rover may be in its final days after becoming bogged in Martian sands, unable to move into position to recharge its solar batteries. Can NASA’s engineers free it before time runs out?

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