Category: Explore Mars in the Media

Space Exploration Alliance Blitz 2015

Space Exploration Alliance Blitz 2015

Register Here The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) will be holding its annual grassroots visit to Congress, known as the “Legislative Blitz”, in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 24, 2015. With unprecedented budgetary pressures facing the legislative and executive branches of government, it is uncertain which path our nation’s leaders will take […]

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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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Why We Can’t Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We’ll Fix That)

BY ADAM MANN 05.30.13 6:30 AM Image: A human spacecraft and supplies in orbit around Mars. NASA/John Frassanito and Associates While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to feel like a real possibility. But how real is it? NASA says it’s serious […]

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