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India's Mars Orbiter leaves Earth orbit heading for Red Planet

Bangalore - India’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter spacecraft left Earth orbit early Sunday, at the start of a 300-day trek, covering 680 million kilometers (425 million miles), to Mars.

Op-Ed: NASA going all primitive? New Mars statement looks vegetative

Sydney - NASA has a place in history as the leading space agency of the earliest stages of space exploration. A recent statement, however, is reading like ancient history. It’s an out of date assessment of needs for the next big step for humanity.

ESA and Roscosmos sign deal for ExoMars Mars explorer missions

The European Space Agency and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, announced today that they entered a formal agreement to work together on the ExoMars programme, looking ahead to the launch of two missions to the planet Mars in 2016 and 2018.
 

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Artist s depiction of India s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter s progressively more distant orbits of Earth i...
Artist's depiction of India's Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter's progressively more distant orbits of Earth in preparation for its slingshot around the Sun and onward to Mars.
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Artist s impression of the stationary NASA Mars lander  known by the acronym InSight  studying the i...
Artist's impression of the stationary NASA Mars lander, known by the acronym InSight, studying the interior of Mars. The InSight mission (for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is scheduled to launch in March 2016, landing on Mars 6 months later.
NASA/JPL-Caltech