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January 15, 2013
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
Laurel MD (SPX) Jan 15, 2013
Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernation last weekend for three weeks of activity that include system checks, a new flight software upload and science data downloads. The mission operations team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland "woke" New Horizons from electronic slumber on Jan. 6. First ta ... read more
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Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars
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Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists
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SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
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