crewed missions to Mars

Ground-Based Lasers Could Accelerate Spacecraft to Other Stars

The future of space exploration includes some rather ambitious plans to send missions farther from Earth than ever before. Beyond…

2 months ago

NASA Selects New Technology to Help Search for Life on Mars

The day when human beings finally set foot on Mars is rapidly approaching. Right now, NASA, the China National Space…

3 months ago

NASA Tightbeams a Cat Video From 31 Million Kilometers Away

NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) has been responsible for maintaining contact with missions venturing beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) since…

4 months ago

Magnetic Fusion Plasma Engines Could Carry us Across the Solar System and Into Interstellar Space

In a recent paper, Leiden Professor Florian Neukart describes a Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive (MFPD) that could revolutionize space exploration.

7 months ago

Power on the Moon. What Will it Take to Survive the Lunar Night?

NASA recently hosted a series of workshops on how nuclear power could enable long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars, and…

1 year ago

Clearing the Air on a Trip to Mars: the NASA Particle Partition Challenge!

With $45,000 in prizes, NASA's Particle Partition Challenge is looking for innovative ideas on how to maintain breathable atmospheres for…

1 year ago