Mars

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people…

How to Make Inspiring Spacecraft Designs a Reality

What was once thought of as science fiction is now a reality, thanks to the designers and engineers of…

A ‘Mars on Earth’ Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life

Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to

NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars

Lander will be tracked by mini satellites before it begins probing red planet’s ‘inner space’

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first

SpaceX & the Future of Travel

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious. Though known more…

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a bunch of Iridium satellites

SpaceX is shooting for the stars again. This time

Deep-Space Radiation May Be Getting More Dangerous for Future Astronauts

“The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous

THE FIRST SPACEX BFR SHOULD MAKE ORBITAL LAUNCHES BY 2020

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

On the early Earth, marine aerosols could come in two sizes—bacterial and viral—which might…

Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will…

This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

Last Tuesday, SpaceX CEO

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion…

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO

This may be the moment SpaceX opened the cosmos to the masses

“It gives me confidence that BFR is really quite workable.” Elon Musk…

SpaceX receives launch license for first Falcon Heavy launch

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not…

Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6

Elon Musk’s unbelievable plan to use his own

Watch SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket pass an explosive milestone

We’ve been waiting for so long. SpaceX has…

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a

SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX kicked off the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to…

NASA expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements

WASHINGTON — As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special.

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than

The atmosphere of Mars is approximately 96 percent carbon dioxide, but new research suggests that oxygen could be generated through plasma technology. NASA/JPL-Caltech SPACE Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the answer.

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could…

Methane Bursts May Have Helped Water Flow on Ancient Mars

Methane under the surface of Mars could have warmed…

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in

Regulus and it’s Rare Lunar Occultation

When the moon blocks three planets in a rare…

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The international Cassini probe at Saturn will execute the course correction on…

Cassini Enters Final Phase of Its 13-Year-Long Orbit of Saturn

On Monday the probe made the first of five passes through Saturn’s…

SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine

After NASA review, experimental plasma rocket on track for 100-hour test

Now, the company is firing VASIMR for about five…

Long March 5 launch fails

WASHINGTON — The second launch of China’s most powerful rocket, the…

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other’s Selfies in Space

It’s official: SpaceX’s rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug…

Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX’s most challenging landings yet

Yestreday at 3:10pm Eastern, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lofted a

1st Private Space Station Will Become an Off-Earth Manufacturing Hub

The first-ever commercial space station will become a manufacturing…

Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought

It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on

The Moon Is Hot and Mars Is Not (At Least in Recent Sci-Fi)

Andy Weir’s new novel ‘

Lego is releasing its coolest spaceship to date: an Apollo Saturn V

Lego is no stranger to space toys. The company first released its

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could…

NASA prevents probe’s collision with Martian moon Phobos

A tiny emergency maneuver will prevent the two from crashing into each other on March 6th.

RED DRAGON DELAYED 2 YEARS TO 2020

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – With so many exciting projects competing for…

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic…

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA’s Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red…

HERE’S WHAT NASA’S EUROPA LANDER COULD LOOK LIKE

IT’S DESIGNED TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON JUPITER’S ICY MOON While many of

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its…

NASA’s Curiosity finds new water evidence in possible cracked mud

If true, it’ll be the first mud confirmed by the rover.

Spacecraft ‘Sees’ the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar…

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our solar system and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most…

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors that showed how diverse…

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for…

Europe’s space agency will beam your message to Polaris

The interstellar message in a bottle will travel 434 light-years away.

Past Science Fiction Theories That Have Become Reality


From the earliest ponderings of our most creative fictional writers, an idea to dream beyond our existing technologies was…

WHY NASA ASTRONAUTS JUST SPENT A WEEK LIVING IN A CAVE

We tend to think of space as the final frontier, full of new and exciting worlds to explore. As…

Five of the Most Prominent Proposed Mars Mission

Mars One: this non-profit organization wants to establish a colony on the 

ASTRONAUTS COULD GET RIPPED ON THEIR WAY TO MARS

Spending six to nine months hurtling toward Mars in a 316-

4 Future Technologies Revolutionizing Safety Today

Space may be the final frontier, but that doesn’t mean the innovations for space exploration haven’t found new uses…

NASA Cover Up? City Found On Mars, Conspiracy Theorists Say

There are hundreds of extra-terrestrial conspiracy theories but the most common ones involve

The Necessity of Space Exploration

I recently heard a few people talking about how humankind shouldn’t spend such extravagant…

Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history

Scientists have come across tridymite, a fully unexpected mineral recently found…

NASA enlists the United Arab Emirates’ help for mission to Mars

NASA has signed a new agreement to work with the

Congress wants to know if NASA can really get to Mars

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology repeatedly questioned the feasibility of NASA’s strategy to get…

European Space Agency’s ExoMars successfully starts its journey to the red planet

The first phase of ExoMars, an uncrewed Mars mission from the…

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could…

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond…

Reaching Mars in a few days? It’s possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds…

NASA rover ‘snaps ancient burial site on Mars’ sending alien hunters into a flap

ALIEN hunters are hoping that what they claim looks like a sarcophagus on the…

NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

NASA will decide soon whether a

Rare 5 planet line-up best viewed this week

The crescent moon hangs out with Venus and Mercury early Saturday…

Nasa is running out of plutonium for spacecraft, but a new plan could help

The deptartment of energy has an idea that could double production… NASA is running…

Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to

Nasa releases incredible video of flight over dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a detailed animation of what it…

New Shepard: Bezos flight ‘demonstrates reuse’

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has reflown his

SpaceX Just Test-Fired Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The ‘Dragon 2’

 SpaceX may not have stuck its…

The reason we haven’t met aliens may be that they don’t live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined…

SpaceX rocket damaged as it attempts ocean landing

SpaceX said that its rocket appeared to have broken a landing leg…

Who’s Out There—Life’s Struggle On Earth

When we take life for granted, we put ourselves in danger of missing out on its most amazingly complex…

USPS gets geeky with Star Trek and NASA stamps

Trekkies rejoice. The United States Postal Service unveiled its 2016 line-up of stamps on Wednesday. A highlight of the…

NASA Needs Lander To Find Life On Ceres

Ceres — the dwarf planet that…

Inventions that came out of the space race

Space technology is now used in every day life – watch this video to see the top five

NASA’s 2016 Mars mission called off

A U.S. science satellite slated to launch to Mars in March has been grounded…

Launch, Landing and Inspiration

Watching last night’s launch and landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket stirred…

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program…

NASA now accepting applications for the Astronaut Candidate Program

For the first time in four years, NASA is accepting

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule’s first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to

Nasa wants to ‘move out’ of the International Space Station

The International Space Station may have its days numbered.

esa astronaut will run the london marathon from space

In April, while runners wait eagerly at the starting line for the

Mars rover snaps pictures of giant, dark sand dunes

The Mars rover Curiosity has moved in for a closer look at…

Mars will get ring like Saturn, scientists predict

The Red Planet could find itself wearing a stylish new accessory in tens of millions of years. A ring like Saturn’s…

NASA Humanoid Will Get to Mars Before Us

NASA has donated two humanoid robots to two universities for use in research. The principal investigators in…

NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets new silver heat shield for deep space trips

NASA is upgrading its

NASA invests further in ‘humanoid robots’ with MIT

NASA is known for their futuristic technology and they haven’t failed scifi fans with this one. The

Astronaut tweets shot of ‘UFO’ taken from International Space Station

Alien believers claim US astronaut Scott Kelly, who is the first…

How the Sun stole Mars’ atmosphere

The solar wind has made Mars a cold desert, and a tougher environment for would-be colonists. Alan Duffy explains…

NASA scientists shocked by what they found on Pluto’s surface

As more New Horizons photos arrive on Earth, NASA scientists are perpetually…

10 stunning space missions you’ve never heard of

2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the 

Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of…

NASA’s Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

What do a military surplus store, an antiques mall in Texas, and the bottom of

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