Mars One Soliciting Your Research Ideas for 2018 Robotic Red Planet Lander

by Ken Kremer July 3, 2014

Would you like to send your great idea for a research experiment to Mars and are searching for a method of transport? The Mars One non-profit foundation that’s seeking settlers for a one-way trip to establish a permanent human colony on the Red Planet starting in the mid-2020’s, is now soliciting science and marketing proposals […]

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NASA Mars Lander InSight ‘Go’ For Construction

by Elizabeth Howell May 20, 2014

It’s time to get ready for Mars, again! NASA has given the approval to begin construction on its 2016 mission, the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission. As the mission implies, the lander (which isn’t moveable) will focus on learning more about the inside of Mars. The idea is to figure […]

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Let’s Put a Sailboat on Titan

by Michael Habib April 15, 2014

The large moons orbiting the gas giants in our solar system have been getting increasing attention in recent years. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is the only natural satellite known to house a thick atmosphere. It’s surface, revealed in part by the Cassini probe, is sculpted by lakes and rivers. There is interest in exploring Titan […]

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Where’s the Best Place To Drill for History on Mars?

by Nancy Atkinson September 5, 2013

Where’s the best place to drill baby, drill on Mars – and not for oil but digging into Mars’ past? Apparently, a relatively level spot near the equator is the preferred spot. The 2016 InSight lander is the next mission to land on Mars and it will use a probe to hammer down 3-5 meters […]

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Mars Lander Wins Out for 2016 Mission Over Titan Boat and Comet Hopper

by Nancy Atkinson August 21, 2012

A new mission to Mars will launch in 2016, NASA announced on Monday, a lander named InSight that will probe Mars’ interior to determine whether it has a solid or liquid core, if it actually does have fault lines and plate tectonics, and figure out the Red Planet’s basic internal structure. All of this will […]

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