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Mars

NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit is modeled by a human on some Earth rocks. (Photo: NASA)

NASA’s Futuristic Spacesuits Made For First Mars Walkers

New spacesuit design gives astronauts greater range of movement and flexibility for walking on the surface of Mars or other celestial bodies.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

New research suggests that Earth microbes and bacteria could survive a trip to Mars on the outside of a spacecraft. (Getty Images)

Researchers: Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars

Research shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

705 people remain on the short list to start a human colony on Mars. (Photo credit:  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

705 Astronaut Candidates Pass Latest Cut For Colonize Mars Project

Mars One organizers have cut 353 people from the colonization project because of personal or medical reasons.

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivers the opening keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. With the goal of sending a manned spacecraft to Mars within the next two decades the summit helps promote the improvement of technologies that will make travel to the planet more feasible. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Future Of Humanity Awaits In Deep Space

The future of U.S. human space exploration is in deep space according to NASA’s chief Charles Bolden.

CBS Tampa–04/27/2014

Is this flash of light proof of extraterrestrial intelligence? Probably not, say scientists. Image credit: NASA/JPL)

UFO Hunters Say Mars Photo Is Proof Of Alien Life

Scientists say strange flash of light is likely a cosmic ray.

04/08/2014

The last Atlantis space shuttle launch blasts off on mission STS-135. John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Mike Theiss/Getty Images)

Experts: NASA Should Set Up Ethical Rules For Astronauts On Long Space Flights

According to health and ethic experts, NASA should set up ethical rules regarding health of astronauts on long space flights.

04/08/2014

NASA mission to capture an asteroid is just a prelude to a manned mission to Mars. (Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Ultimate Goal Is “Boots On The Ground On Mars”

Bolden says ambitious plan to capture an asteroid is just another step towards landing humans on the Red Planet.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawking: ‘I Truly Hope Humans Will Be Living On Mars’ By The End Of The Century

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking believes humans will colonize the moon in 50 years and hopes people will be living on Mars by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

Scientists believe these lines may be created by water flowing just underneath the surface. (Credit: NSA/JPL)

Scientists: Dark Lines On Mars Could Indicate Flowing Water

Traces of iron formations hint at the possibility of liquid water just underneath the Martian surface.

CBS Tampa–02/12/2014

A lawsuit suggests this rock is actually a form of Martian life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.)

Lawsuit Claims NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Lawsuits suggests NASA is covering up evidence of life on Mars.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2014

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