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Jon Christian

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Mars Charge

NASA’s ambitious Mars timeline calls for a human expedition to the Red Planet by the mid-2030s.

To lay the groundwork for that epic journey, Inverse reports, the space agency is building a huge dish in California it hopes will allow Mars astronauts to communicate with Earth — using high-powered lasers.

Radio Star

For decades, NASA largely stuck with old-fashioned radio waves to communicate with its astronauts and space vehicles. But when humans finally touch down on Mars, t

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