A new Mars Helicopter will be hitching a ride with the Mars 2020 rover. The tiny rovercraft will be flying autonomously, cruising the skies of the Red Planet and marking a new step in space exploration.
NASA is slated to launch the latest Mars lander InSight on Saturday, May 4. The lander is designed to study marsquakes and help scientists learn more about the origins of rocky planets such as Earth and Mars.
China and ESA are discussing a potential collaboration to build a lunar outpost or a moon village. Both countries have already expressed their intent to develop technologies.
We'll be colonizing the Red Planet through 3D printing technology.
India will launch missions to Mars and Venus in the coming years. The Indian space agency will also launch 104 satellites in a single launch this Feb. 15.
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.
It was in 2012 when a private company called Mars One announced that they plan to send the first set of humans to set foot on the planet Mars. With the originally aimed schedule of 2024 nearing, it is about time that the first astronauts to reach Mars start to prepare. What is most interesting about this trip is that it may be a one-way ticket, as Mars One not only plans to set foot on Mars, but also plans to be the first to "establish a colony" on the red planet.
The NASA Glenn Research Center is teaming up with the University of Michigan to develop a new high-tech instrument called Martian Aqueous Habitat Reconnaissance Suite (MAHRS), which is designed to fine evidence of alien life on Martian waters.
The rover will have a 2-meter drill designed to dig and find signs of ancient life underground.
ESA asked member nations Friday to cough up an extra 400 million euros ($425 million) to complete the ExoMars exploration of the Red Planet.
For reference, it is larger than Mexico and if melted will create enough water to fill the Lake Superior, which is the largest of the Great Lakes in North America.
According to Space News, an unexplained saturation of its inertial measurement unit (IMU) forced a premature release of its parachute.
The Surface Exploration Suit (SES) includes features that will allow the scientists to work on the surface of Mars without being harmed by its harsh weather conditions.
Before being hailed as the presumptive President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has openly declared to the public that he will eliminate many policies implemented by President Barack Obama. Trump's public speeches suggest space exploration will not be neglected during his administration.