Mars rover

October 5, 2018

Why NASA needs to flip Curiosity’s ‘brain’ over

It’s having memory issues. The past few months have been pretty rough on NASA’s Mars rovers. Opportunity is still not responding to NASA’s frequent missives, and […]
August 29, 2017

NASA proposes rapid Mars sample return architecture

WASHINGTON — NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for Mars sample return that could allow the agency to bring back Martian rocks as soon as the […]
June 9, 2017

China’s Rising Space Ambitions: The modern space race and beyond

It was 8:43 p.m. Beijing Time on Nov. 3, 2016 on a clear day at the Wenchang launch center in China. The China National Space Administration […]
December 11, 2015

This NASA engineer has all kinds of insight into the real science of 'Star Wars'

If you want to build the massive Death Star seen in the movie “Star Wars,” you may want to talk to Brian Muirhead, the chief engineer at […]
November 18, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology and More

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the development […]
July 10, 2015

Curiosity the Mars Rover: 5 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know

The $2.5 billion Mars rover, Curiosity, was launched on November 26, 2011, and landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, after a 350-million-mile journey. While Curiosity’s […]
June 26, 2015

NASA wants suggestions for where to land humans on Mars

In an open invitation to the entire scientific and human spaceflight communities, NASA has announced it will accept suggestions on where to land humans on Mars. The agency […]
January 8, 2015

Who’s Out There—The Probability For Exolife Rises

Looking back at the year 2014—some breakthroughs in both biochemistry and astronomy have made the prospects for finding life more probable in our solar system and elsewhere. Two […]
September 1, 2014

Thigh Bone on Mars? It's Just a Weird Rock, NASA Says

A photo from NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars set the Internet abuzz last week with claims that the robot had found a “thigh bone” on the […]