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NASA announces Mars plans

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1) a second rover based on the Curiosity platform

2) humans orbiting Mars in the 2030's - no boots on the ground.

Sorry, but to me 2) seems like getting just a light kiss at the door after the 3rd date :p

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/nasa-will-send-second-mars-rover-in-2020-send-humans-in-2030s/

NASA will send second Mars rover in 2020, send humans in 2030s

The administration will play small roles in Europe-led missions in 2016, 2018.

NASA has announced plans for a second Mars rover to launch in 2020, while maintaining small roles with missions planned by the European space agency. If all goes as planned, NASA hopes to put astronauts in orbit around Mars by the 2030s, per the wishes of President Obama.

The current Mars budget is $581.7 million, but back in February was set to be cut by over $200 million, according to two scientists briefed on the matter who spoke to the Associated Press. According to the AP, the European Space Agency spoke to Russia about filling the US

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I wanna go :|

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