mars missions

Determining the Safest Martian Caves for Future Astronauts

When astronauts land on Mars someday, they might have to live in lava caves or lava tubes to survive the…

3 weeks ago

Aerocapture is a Free Lunch in Space Exploration

This article was updated on 11/28/23 When spacecraft return to Earth, they don't need to shed all their velocity by…

8 months ago

Europe’s ExoMars Rover Will Likely Miss This Year’s Launch Window Because of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

As countries around the world respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with sanctions aimed at crippling Moscow and Vladimir Putin,…

2 years ago

UAE’s Mars Hope Team Publishes ‘Mars Atlas’

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency releases a unique comprehensive atlas of the Red Planet.

2 years ago

China’s Mars-bound Tianwen-1 Takes a Selfie

The CNSA (Chinese National Space Agency) has released an image of its Tianwen-1 spacecraft to coincide with the National Day…

4 years ago

Scientists Search for Ancient Fossils in Australia, Practicing the Techniques They’ll Use on Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover is heading to Mars soon to look for fossils. The ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover is heading to…

5 years ago

Success! NASA Confirms the Mole is Working Again.

After months of setbacks, NASA says that the InSight Lander's Mole is working again. InSight landed on Mars on Nov.…

5 years ago

You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 Rover

NASA's next mission to the surface of Mars is called the 2020 rover (in case you didn't know already.) It's…

5 years ago

Engineers are Still Troubleshooting Why Mars InSight’s Mole is Stuck and Won’t Go Any Deeper

NASA's Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance to get…

5 years ago

Interesting Prospects for Comet A1 Siding Spring Versus the Martian Atmosphere

It may be the chance of a lifetime for planetary science. This October, a comet will brush past a planet,…

10 years ago