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It’s Official! Mars Did Have A Habitable Environment!

In a press conference today, An announcement was made that the Mars Curiosity Rover has discovered that Mars once supported a habitable environment. Very cool news as that means that, at one time, life could have existed on the Red Planet.

Now there has been confusion over the announcement. Not to add to this confusion, the rover has NOT discovered life itself either in the past or present, but rather the rover has confirmed that the planet supported conditions that could’ve given rise to life.

The news is particularly exciting to us as during our recent North America Tour, we were able to sit down with Chris Voorhees of Planetary Resources who served as Chief Engineer for mechanical assembly, integration and testing of the Mars Science Laboratory that makes up the Curiosity Rover. It’s very cool to think that we will be able to share with you the insights of somebody who has helped to make this discovery possible!

Check the link above for the article on www.space.com about the Mars discovery!

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-Keep Chasing

-Matt &8-)

Curiosity Hours from Landing

The Curiosity Rover has been on course to Mars for over 8 months launched on November 26th of 2011. The vehicle is now only hours away from landing. Over 10 hours ago, it was already closer to Mars than the Moon is to Earth. It will be landing inside what is called the Gale Grater on Mars.

Curiosity is Scheduled to Land today (August 5th) at 10:30pm Pacific Time (adjusted schedule of Time Zones for your area can be found below)

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Curiosity Rover Credit NASA/JPL

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