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NASA to send new
rover to Mars in 2020

Agence France-Presse, by Mira Oberman

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2012 8:42:06 PM

Chicago - NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday. The announcement came a day after NASA released the results of the first soil tested by the Curiosity rover, which found traces of some of the compounds like water and oxygen that are necessary for life. President Barack Obama´s administration "is committed to a robust Mars exploration program," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. "With this next mission, we´re ensuring America remains the world leader

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We go to the Red Planet while China plans on going to the Moon. In todays budgetary world on Capitol Hill, it would be smart to ask just what we will be sending and why.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/4/2012 9:04:51 PM     (No. 9048855)

Whatever, so long as it cheers up the Muslims.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/4/2012 9:49:38 PM     (No. 9048939)

Lost is the fact that this administration cancelled Mars missions in 2016 and 2018 that had been jointly planned with the European Space Agency, so cut the hype please.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 12/4/2012 9:59:31 PM     (No. 9048960)

A rover in 2020? A manned mission when? How long after the US economy collapses? Won´t happen with an American flag.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 12/4/2012 10:13:13 PM     (No. 9048978)

Put Sheila Jackson Lee on it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 12/5/2012 1:58:36 AM     (No. 9049205)

But will the Martians feel better about themselves?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: slowslider, 12/5/2012 7:23:40 AM     (No. 9049364)

dead planet; waste of money

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