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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. After waiting in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive from space, flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they’re hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the planet … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars