NASA says Mars will remain focus of future missions.
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Even after sending three robotic rovers to the Red Planet, NASA has announced plans that it will continue to focus on Mars despite some efforts to adjust its focus to nearby moons. Just six months after the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on Martian soil, the space agency has revealed that it has no plans to cease its interest in Mars.
In August of last year, NASA celebrated with the rest of world as their newest robotic rover landed safely on Mars. Many held their breath as Curiosity touched down after eight and a half months traveling to Earth’s closest planetary neighbor. The entire mission is said to have roughly cost $2.5 billion dollars.