The robot will dig deep into the Red Planet to see what happened 4.5 billion years ago.

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Starting next year, NASA plans to launch astronauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. KidsPost readers showed us what they thought “America’s Return to Space” would look like.

  • Moubon Ray Kurukumbi
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We explore where astronauts are going and what the challenges, tools and inspiration are in eight different stories.

  • Jonathan Bartlett for The Washington Post
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We asked KidsPost readers to show us what a new era in U.S. human spaceflight looks like.

NASA’s Habitat Challenge asks for designs that can be built by 3-D printers.

  • Marylou Tousignant
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NASA provides about 200 choices on the space station, but travel to Mars poses new challenges.

President John Kennedy’s challenge was to put a man on the moon, but a return has a different purpose.

Earth’s neighbor will appear brighter and larger during closest approach in 15 years.

Project, which may launch as soon as next year, would be a step toward humans’ return.

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WALL-E and EVE — satellites the size of a cereal box — will hitch a ride for their own mission.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 team is testing a parachute that will land its rover on the Red Planet.

Scientists are using a desert in Oman to know what to expect on the Red Planet.

On July 21 and 22, the museum will feature a rover designed to explore the Red Planet.

Spacecraft headed 466 million miles farther from Earth to object in Kuiper belt.

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Six will stay in structure for 8 months to come close to life on the Red Planet.

  • Associated Press
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Communication is lost as Schiaparelli attempts to land on Red Planet.

  • Associated Press
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Virginia boy wins engineering contest with Martian farm design. A new contest ends soon.

Astronauts will test inflatable unit as possible habitat for moon or Mars

  • Associated Press
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NASA scientist Ellen Stofan is leading efforts to send humans to Mars by the 2030s.

InSight was originally to launch in March, but faulty part caused two-year delay

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