Missions to Mars

SLS Hot Fire Test Should Have Lasted 8 Minutes, Not 1

NASA accomplished a major milestone today when it conducted a Hot Fire Test of the SLS Core Stage, firing all…

5 months ago

InSight’s ‘Mole’ is Now Completely buried!

It's been a long road for InSight's Mole. InSight landed on Mars almost two years ago, in November 2018. While…

8 months ago

Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for Life

We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a…

12 months ago

There’s the Curiosity Rover, On the Move, Seen from Space

If the Curiosity rover was paranoid, would it feel like it was being watched? Well, it is being watched, by…

2 years ago

This is What the Ground Looked Like After InSight Landed on Mars

When InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26th, 2018, it deployed a parachute to slow its descent through the thin…

2 years ago

Land Heavier Payloads on Mars. Aim for the Ground and Then Pull up at the Last Moment

A team of researchers has devised a new strategy for landing heavier craft on Mars, which could allow for crewed…

2 years ago