Monday, January 12, 2004

So, after months of speculation George Bush has announced that NASA is not only going to return to the moon but will undertake a mission to Mars too. This is exciting news indeed but we should remember that Bush the elder also promised a mission to Mars which was abandoned amidst budget wrangles in the early 90s. BBC has more.

In other space news, the first of NASA's Mars rovers has landed and is returning some excellent pictures of the Martian surface. Meanwhile, hopes appear to have faded for Beagle 2 now that Mars Express has failed to detect its signal. BBC also has an interesting article on the history of Britain's abortive space programme.


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