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NASA sets its sights on travel to Mars

A probe is planned as the shuttle era approaches its end

By Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / August 9, 2005

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CAPE CANAVERAL -- All eyes here are on shuttle Discovery's scheduled landing this morning, but in reality NASA considers the fleet of shuttles to be outmoded flying cargo trucks soon destined for mothballs. The agency is increasingly turning its full focus to the goal that truly drives it: placing humans on Mars. (Full article: 793 words)

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