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New Mars Explorer Blasts Off From Cape Canaveral

NASA’s newest robotic explorer blasted off from Cape Canaveral Monday to begin its journey to Mars. Maven — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital “N” in EvolutioN — bears eight science instruments.

11/18/2013

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  It is scheduled to go into orbit around  Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth.  BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images

NASA’s Newest Mars Flyer Blasts Off Monday

NASA’s newest robotic explorer is set to blast off from earth Monday for a 10-month journey to Mars.

11/16/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Best Halloween Candy?

Choose your favorite Halloween candy!

10/21/2013

2013 Astronaut candidates. (Source: NASA.gov)

NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 Of Them Women

For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.

CBS Miami–06/17/2013

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First Space Tourist Plans 2018 Trip To Mars

Visit Mars. That’s the insanely ambitious plan that Dennis Tito, who was the first private space traveler a little less than 12 years ago, will announce in more detail next week.

CBS4–02/22/2013

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Something Extra: I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time…

“To boldly go where no man has gone before.” Star Trek’s introduction is perfect for a Dutch company’s plan to colonize Mars, a plan that also involves reality TV.

CBS4–08/13/2012

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NASA Releases First Hi-Res Images From Mars Rover

NASA has released the first full-resolution images from Curiosity, which arrived on Mars late Sunday after an eight-month commute from Earth.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012 and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

Touchdown: NASA Rover Curiosity Lands On Mars

The robotic explorer Curiosity’s daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.

CBS4–08/06/2012

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‘Curiosity’ Rover On-Track for Monday Mars Landing

NASA is hoping to make history Sunday night when the new rover lands on Mars and captures the first filming of a landing on another planet. The landing is very tricky. The Curiosity rover must go from 13,000 miles per hour to a complete stop. Experts say it will be a major technological step forward if it works.

CBS4–08/02/2012

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Something Extra: How Different Are Men And Women?

Forget the studies that claim men and women are more alike than different.

CBS4–01/11/2012

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