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Mars Missions In Focus: NASA , ESA, MRO Aim For Red Planet

In 2015 Mars underwent a bit of renaissance with space geeks thanks to news about manned missions, evidence of water, and an Academy Award-nominated movie. Here's a look at why NASA and the ESA are so focused on the red planet this year.
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The ExoMars Launch Begins Mission To The Red Planet
The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched its joint mission to Mars with Russia, called ExoMars, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Proton rocket this month, marking the start of a seven-month journey to the Red Planet and a run-up to a more extensive, complex future endeavor.
(Image: ESA)

The ExoMars Launch Begins Mission To The Red Planet

The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched its joint mission to Mars with Russia, called ExoMars, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Proton rocket this month, marking the start of a seven-month journey to the Red Planet and a run-up to a more extensive, complex future endeavor.

(Image: ESA)

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