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Countdown to China's new space programs begins

China hopes to put a rover on Mars around 2020, complete a manned space station around 2022 and test a heavy carrier rocket around 2030, a top space scientist revealed Sunday.

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Mars comet flyby has likely created "impressive meteor shower"

Comet Siding Spring may have created "an impressive meteor shower" that altered the upper atmosphere's chemistry of Mars for hours as it whizzed past the Red Planet last month, U.S. space agency NASA said Friday.

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India successfully reaches Mars in first attempt

​India Wednesday scripted history by becoming the world's first country to reach Mars in its maiden attempt.

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India successfully reaches Mars on maiden attempt

​India on Wednesday became the first nation to have successfully reached Mars on its maiden attempt, a historic feat for the country's indigenous space program.

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Mars One selects Lockheed Martin, SSTL to study first private Mars mission

Under the plan, Lockheed Martin will design the Mars One lander, which will be based on the successful 2007 Phoenix mission spacecraft the company designed, built, tested and operated for U. S. space agency NASA.

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NASA to launch spacecraft to explore Martian atmosphere

U.S. space agency NASA said Monday its spacecraft that will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars "in unprecedented detail" is undergoing final preparations for a November launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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U.S. researchers calculate radiation exposure of Mars mission

U.S. researchers have made detailed measurements of the radiation hazards associated with a trip that's long been the subject of science fiction: a manned mission to Mars.

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