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Mars Missions

Mission to Mars

(Historic image) MISSION TO MARS

Artist's concept: astronauts use first 3 shuttles covered with "Mars dirt" to begin their Mars colony. This artist conception (being released by NASA) was provided by CASE FOR MARS, an independent organization concerned with a Mars mission.

Photo No:AC87-0736-13

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Mars Habitability

(Historic image) MARS HABITABILITY

Artist's concept of living quarters covered with soil to shield the crew from the sun’s radiation. The extended base has greenhouse and a pressurized work facility where full spacesuits would not be required. This artist conception (being released by NASA) was provided by CASE FOR MARS, an independent organization concerned with a Mars mission.

Photo No. AC87-0736-15

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Surface of Lake Hoare

Date: 1986
Surface of Lake Hoare in the dry valleys of Antarctica. Scientists are studying these lakes for analogs for past Mars environments.

Photo No. AC86-0614-10

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Lake Hoare melting Hole

Date: 1986
"Chris McKay of NASA Ames Research Center. Lake Hoare Antarctica scientists melting holes in the ice of Lake Hoare and deploying equipment in the water column. Scientists are studying Antarctica lakes for analogs for past Mars environments."

Photo No. AC86-0614-20

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Stromatolites

Date: 1986
Cross section of stromatolite: stromatolites are columnar layered sedimentary fossils formed by microbial life. Stromatolites formed as early as 3 and 1/2 billion years ago, during Earth's first billion years."

Photo No. AC86-0816-26

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