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  • Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

    March 21, 2017 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal. The new law also authorizes $19.5 billion in space agency funding for the 2018 budget year, which starts Oct. 1. Trump recently sent Congress a budget proposal that authorizes $19.1... more »
  • Researchers training in Hawaii to simulate Mars mission

    November 5, 2016 3:44 PM

    HILO, Hawaii - Scientists will mix biology and geology this month inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as they help NASA get ready for an eventual manned mission to Mars. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday that during the next couple of weeks, researchers will hike around Mauna Ulu to practice collecting... more »
  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

    August 28, 2016 4:13 PM

    HILO, Hawaii - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. For the past year, the group has lived in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain and could go outside only while wearing spacesuits. On Sunday, the simulation... more »
  • NASA Want Ad: Astronauts needed to help get to Mars

    December 14, 2015 11:47 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Need more office space? How about outer space? NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18. Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect intense competition: More than 6,000 applied for NASA's... more »
  • NASA: Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet

    November 5, 2015 3:31 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water. On Thursday, scientists reported that even today, the solar wind is stripping away about 100 grams of atmospheric gas every second. That's about a quarter-pound a... more »
  • Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

    September 28, 2015 11:15 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL- Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime. They say their latest observations "strongly support" the longtime theory that salt water flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. These dark, narrow streaks tend... more »
  • 1 from Louisiana on list of 100 who could go to Mars

    February 16, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was cut from a list of 100 who are competing at a chance to get a one-way ticket to Mars. Randy Paylor, a hydrogeologist and PhD Candidate at LSU was one of 705 people who made an initial cut from 200,000 candidates who... more »
  • Opportunity rover takes in view from top of Martian hill

    January 7, 2015 6:37 PM

    PASADENA, CA - NASA's Opportunity rover is soaking in the view from its perch atop a Martian hill as engineers continue to fix a problem with its computer memory. The aging rover beamed new images to Earth on Wednesday, confirming it reached the hill informally called Cape Tribulation. Opportunity landed... more »
  • LSU researchers battling for mission to Mars

    December 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of LSU researchers are competing against nine other universities worldwide to send its instrument to Mars. The group of students hope to land an open spot on Mars One, a mission organized by a Dutch company scheduled to take off in 2018. "If... more »
  • NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

    December 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars. The unmanned test flight ended 4½... more »
  • Impending chocolate crisis

    November 17, 2014 7:38 PM

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- Two leading chocolate makers sounded the alarm about the world heading toward a chocolate shortage. People are eating more cocoa than farmers can produce and demand could outstrip supply in six years. Mars, Incorporated and Swiss-based Bary Callebaut made the prediction. Around 70 percent of the... more »
  • LSU student planning mission to Mars Play Video

    August 21, 2014 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student is preparing for mankind's next giant leap: a 2024 mission to Mars. Mars One , a privately funded mission, hopes to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. Teams of four will depart every two years, designed to expand the human colony. Randy... more »
  • NASA to conduct Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

    June 11, 2014 2:41 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NASA is getting ready to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars. For decades, NASA has depended on the same parachute design to slow spacecraft after they enter the Martian atmosphere. But it needs a... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen has hopes of going to Mars

    May 18, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A teenager in Baton Rouge is on a mission to go to Mars. Alyssa Carson is 13 and goes to the Baton Rouge International School. She enjoys playing music and sports just like your average teenager. But her biggest passion is outer space. Since she's... more »
  • 7th grader's mission to Mars Play Video

    January 8, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seventh grader in Baton Rouge has her mind on a mission that's out of this world. Alyssa Carson is an astronaut in training at just 12 years old. She just came home from a meeting with NASA in Washington, where she served on a panel... more »
  • Mars food mission

    August 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    HONOLULU- Researchers who've spent nearly four months simulating what its like to live on Mars are about to emerge from their Martian base on a barren lava field in Hawaii. They were studying what foods astronauts might eat during a mission to the red planet. They were even required to... more »
  • Mars trip threat

    May 30, 2013 7:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with a lot of radiation according to new research. NASA is aiming to send a crew to orbit the red planet by the mid 2030s and private companies are seeking volunteers for a Mars flight. Using the radiation sensor... more »
  • Baseball-size Martian rock recovered in Sahara

    January 3, 2013 1:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Scientists say a 2-billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed on Earth is quite different from other Martian meteorites. They say it is older than most and contains more water. It's also similar to volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface.... more »

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