Mars

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Mars Rover Holds Off-Earth Distance Record

NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover.

07/29/2014

The NASA logo is displayed on a camera box near the space shuttle's launchpad in Florida. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Splashes Down After NASA Test

NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

06/29/2014

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Cole Leonard from the Mars One Project

A local citizen might be going to Mars! Cole Leonard joins the show in-studio to discuss his possible trip to Mars.

105.3 The Fan–05/12/2014

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Two North Texas Men Plan Trip To Mars… On A One-Way Ticket

Two North Texas men want to be part of a program to send earthlings to Mars and colonize it. They are among 200,000 people from around the world who signed up to participate in “Mars One.”

CBS 11–04/24/2014

A full moon rises behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 17, 2013. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

NASA Launching Robot Explorer To Mars

NASA’s newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad, ready to soar. The MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket on Monday afternoon.

11/18/2013

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

Choose your favorite Halloween candy!

10/21/2013

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North Texas Students Show Curiosity In Mars

After the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, there’s been renewed interest in space. High school teachers across the country are seizing on that to bring astronomy into the classroom.

10/02/2012

will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

NASA Broadcasts will.i.am Song From Mars

Musician will.i.am made history on Tuesday with the help of NASA, but more importantly sent a message to youth in America — anything is possible.

08/29/2012

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Mars Curiosity Rover Passes Driving Test

Now that Curiosity passed its driving test on Mars, the six-wheel NASA rover set its sights on longer treks.

08/23/2012

Christopher J. Scolese, Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center congratulates his team as they look at the first images of Mars to come from the Curiosity rover, shortly after it landed on Mars on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)

Curiosity Rover Lands Safely On Mars

The robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past.

08/06/2012

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No More King-Sized Snickers: Company To Set Calorie Limit

Fans of king-sized Snickers and Twix bars may want to stock up. The candy maker Mars Inc. reportedly is planning to impose a 250-calorie limit on its chocolate products by the end of next year.

02/16/2012

Phoenix Mars Lander Arrives On Mars

UTA Prof Gets $1.2 Million NASA Grant To Aid In Life-On-Mars Research

When NASA came calling on University of Texas at Arlington professor Sandy Dasgupta, they really came calling. The government agency awarded Dasgupta a $1.2 million grant to develop a specialized instrument that they hope will detect the beginning stages of life on Mars.

09/28/2011