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March 03, 2010

Radar Maps Show Abundance Of Ice On Mars

Glaciers Hide Beneath Protective Rubble

Extensive radar mapping of the middle-latitude region of northern Mars shows that thick masses of buried ice are quite common beneath protective coverings of rubble.

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Aero-TV: The Next Horizon – Brian Binnie on Commercial Space Flight

SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Reflects on the Future of Private Space Flight

On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996.

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NASA Radar Finds More Ice At Moon's North Pole

Approximately 1.3 Trillion Pounds Of Water Ice Detected

Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole. NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found more than 40 small craters with water ice.

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