Rover

China’s Mars Rover Launches in Late July

In July there's another launch window to Mars. It looks like China is ready to take advantage of it, by…

4 months ago

China’s First Mars Lander is Going to be Called “Tianwen”

Friday April 24th was China's "Space Day," celebrated on the 50 year anniversary of their first satellite launch. This past…

6 months ago

Schiaparelli’s One Second Of Terror

Investigators have made progress into determining the cause of the Schiaparelli accident, which appears to be due to a temporary…

4 years ago

China Reveals Designs for Mars Rover Mission

For many space-faring nations, ambitions for Mars run broad and deep. Now, add China to the list of countries with…

6 years ago

An Incredible Journey, Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches the Base of Mount Sharp

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have announced that the Mars Science Lab (MSL), Curiosity Rover, has reached the base…

6 years ago

Visions of Earth through the Yutu Rover’s Eyes

Last night I used my telescope to eye-hike the volcanic plains of the Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) where the…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – December 6, 2013 – Zombie ISON, Jade Rabbit, Lovely Venus and Naked-Eye Nova

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Sondy Springmann (more…)

7 years ago

This Rover Could Hunt For Lunar Water And Oxygen In 2018

In 2018, NASA plans to go prospecting at the moon's south pole with a rover -- possibly, a version of…

7 years ago

‘I Didn’t Think He Would Drown’: Spacewalking Crewmember on Spacesuit Leak

Safely back on Earth on Sept. 10, astronaut Chris Cassidy happily chatters about his daily trips to the gym --…

7 years ago

This Company Wants To Send Robots Into Lunar Caves

Ever since (and most likely long before) the first tantalizing glimpses of a lunar lava tube and skylight were captured…

7 years ago