SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk published a paper revealing more details about his plan of building a self-sustaining city on Mars. SpaceX is also working on interplanetary transport system that is capable of sending humans to Mars or even beyond.
The new NASA Mars Rover concept car is on display at the Kennedy Space Center. The vehicle is used to promote the 'Summer in Mars' program.
The space agency introduced 12 new astronauts. The team will join the 44 others who all have a chance to go to Mars in the future mission.
NASA won't be sending astronauts aboard the first integrated flight of the SLS rocket and the Orion capsule. it was initially considered but was scrapped later on.
NASA may conduct a yearlong manned mission to the moon before its scheduled Journey to Mars in 2030. The lunar mission will test equipment and technology intended to be used for the red planet.
NASA"s most powerful rocket won't be flying its maiden flight on 2018. This is after GAO reported that there is very little time to prepare for the first flight given the difficulties the mission is facing.
Engineers found out that simulated Martian-like soil does not need adhesives to create bricks. By applying enough pressure, the materials hardens into bricks without the use of any additives.
Scientists and researchers are working on a hanging inflatable greenhouse to provide food for astronauts on Mars. The technology is sustainable and may mimic the way greenhouses work here on Earth.
President Donald Trump, during his congratulatory call to astronaut Peggy Whitson on the ISS, said he wanted to speed up the efforts in order to send humans to Mars sooner. He even asked if the esteemed astronaut is interested in flying to the red planet.
A deep space gateway will be assembled to test technologies that will be used for deep space explorations. NASA SLS rocket and the Orion capsule will be utilized to assemble the spaceport.
NASA's Valkyrie humanoid prepares for its upcoming testing where it will be placed in an environment mimicking Mars. The R5 successors will be the first robots to be sent to the red planet.
NASA received a 2018 budget of $19.1 billion, 5 percent lower than last years. The budget will support deep space explorations like the journey to Mars and moon. However, the cut will affect earth sciences programs.
Lockheed Martin unveiled its Mars Base Camp concept that is capable of housing six astronauts bound for the Red planet. The base camp will be integrated with the Orion capsules.
Three landing sites were shortlisted from the 2020 Mars mission. The mission aims to retrieve sample rocks from the red planet and return them to Earth.