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Nasa mars exploration

  1. 1. *NASA Mars ExplorationNASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  2. 2. History: The exploration of Mars has taken place over hundreds of years, beginning with the invention of the telescope in the 1600s. Mars exploration has been an important part of the space exploration programs of the Soviet Union, the United States, Russia, and Europe, with Japan,China, Finland, and India also attempting it.NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  3. 3. Missions to Mars: Since October 1960, a total of 50 exploration missions have been sent to Mars.Mission Success Total Partial Launch Failed en Failed to Success type rate attempts success failure route orbit/landFlyby 45% 11 5 4 2Orbiter 50% 22 9 2 5 3 3Lander 30% 10 3 3 4Rover 83% 6 4 1 1Sample 0% 1 1 (Phobos)returnTotal 48% 50 21 3 9 9 8NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  4. 4. Missions to Mars: As of 6 August 2012, there are two rovers on the surface of Mars beaming signals back to Earth (Curiosity and Opportunity), and three orbiters currently surveying the planet (Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  5. 5. About Curiosity: Curiosity is a car-sized, six-wheeled robot destined for Gale Crater on Mars. Its mission: to see if Mars ever could have supported small life forms called microbes...and if humans could survive there someday!NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  6. 6. About Curiosity:NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  7. 7. How Curiosity landed on Mars.NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif
  8. 8. Resources: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_of_Mars NASA website: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/NASA Mars Exploration By Usama Kashif

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