Explore Mars: Timidity in a nation is no way to thrive

By Chris Carberry Special to the Mercury News POSTED:   09/03/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT I’m reminded of a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in which he said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer […]

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One Year of Curiosity – Are We Any Closer to Sending Humans to Mars?

Chris Carberry Executive Director and co-founder, Explore Mars Posted: 08/05/2013 3:16 pm One year ago, the world watched as the Curiosity rover was lowered to the Martian surface in one of the most spectacular engineering feats ever attempted. People assembled for special landing parties all around the globe; hundreds of people gathered after 1:00 a.m. in […]

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Why Space Architecture Matters If You Want to Go to Mars

R. Joseph Cassady Member of the Board, ExploreMars; Executive Director, Advanced Programs Engineering at Aerojet – Rocketdyne Posted: 07/26/2013 1:05 pm Mars is a destination that seems inevitable for human exploration. We have seen a number of intriguing signs from our series of robotic probes that Mars was once a very different world than it […]

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Do We Have Evidence for Life on Mars?

Christopher P. McKay, Gilbert V. Levin and Steve McDaniel Posted: 07/18/2013 1:23 pm Is there life on Mars? Engineer and former Viking program team leader Gilbert Levin and microbiologist Steve McDaniel debate NASA Planetary Scientist Christopher McKay on that statement below. And stay tuned–we’ll be adding the debaters’ rebuttals tomorrow. Take the poll and decide […]

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Man’s Journey to Mars Possible by 2033: NASA

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | May 6, 2013 12:48 PM IST A manned exploration to Mars will be a possibility in another 20 years, according to NASA and otherspace agencies. NASA/UPI/LandovA journey to the Red Planet could be possible by 2033 The mission of sending man to the Red Planet will be a focus of discussion at the “Humans […]

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