Mars

Don't Get Your Hopes Up for Finding Liquid Water on Mars

In the coming decades, NASA and China intend to send the first crewed missions to Mars. Given the distance involved…

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NASA is Considering Other Ways of Getting its Mars Samples Home

In 2021, NASA's Perseverance rover landed in the Jezero Crater on Mars. For the next three years, this astrobiology mission…

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Highlights from the 10th Achieving Mars Workshop

Back in December, NASA officials, space industry experts, members of the academic community, and science communicators descended on Washington, D.C.,…

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SpaceX Shows Off Its New Extravehicular Activity Suit

In February 2022, SpaceX and entrepreneur/philanthropist Jared Isaacman (commander of the Inspiration4 mission) announced they were launching a new program…

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We Need to Consider Conservation Efforts on Mars

Astrobiology is the field of science that studies the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. In…

2 months ago

Starlink on Mars? NASA Is Paying SpaceX to Look Into the Idea

NASA has given the go-ahead for SpaceX to work out a plan to adapt its Starlink broadband internet satellites for…

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Next Generation Ion Engines Will Be Extremely Powerful

During the Space Race, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union investigated the concept of ion propulsion.…

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Gravity From Mars has an Effect on Earth’s Oceans

We are all too familiar of the Moon’s effect on our planet. It’s relentless tug causes our tides but even…

3 months ago

Ingenuity Won’t Fly Again Because It’s Missing a Rotor Blade

Ingenuity has been the first aerial vehicle on another world. NASA announced the end of the Martian helicopter’s life at…

4 months ago

Electrodes in Spacesuits Could Protect Astronauts from Harmful Dust on Mars

To quote NASA associate administrator Jim Reuter, sending crewed missions to Mars by 2040 is an "audacious goal." The challenges…

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