After a failed Mission to Mars in 2003, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has decided to direct its climate orbiter to observe Earth's other neighboring planet instead.
British astronaut Tim Peake successfully completed an experiment to control a robot rover on earth from the International Space Station. He used a program called Meteron by the European Space Station (ESA) designed to facilitate control of machines remotely from great distances.
Anyone with access to a computer or smart phone can now see up-close videos of Mars through the perspective of NASA's Curiosity rover.
In preparation for NASA's journey to Mars, scientists deployed a group of mice to a space shuttle, "The Atlantis," in order to observe how long-term space living can affect the body. As a result, they found out that the mice showed signs of early liver damage upon their return to earth.
Conquering Mars, also known as the Red Planet, is the latest objective of international space agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA) and China National Space Administration (CNSA).
If you're a tech-savvy and a fan of the outer space, mark the date from April 22 to April 24 because that's when NASA's International Space Apps Challenge is going to happen.
Celebrated NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently returned from his one-year residence in space, is set to contribute to another NASA space program. Together with his twin brother, ex-NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, Scott is undergoing NASA's "Twin Study" to understand the effects of living in space in preparation for a Mars exploration in 2030.
NASA is preparing for an ambitious journey to Mars in 2030. The monumental space exploration does not only concern NASA, but it has also ignited the drive for space scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to develop space technology dedicated to developing habitations on Mars. One of them is a startup called RedWorks who is developing a 3-D printing system to build homes on the Red planet.
BB-8, the BB unit astromech droid from "Star Wars," has been in some adventures lately, including visits to Disneyland and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. His latest mission, however, was a visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
Mars will soon begin its retrograde motion on Saturday, April 16. During its retrograde motion, It will seem like Mars is going on reverse.
BEAM me up, Scotty! NASA recently partnered with the private company Bigelow Aerospace to develop the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, also known as BEAM. Launched into space this Friday, it's an inflatable inhabitation module that can help provide astronauts with "safe and sustainable space living quarters, workspaces and laboratories."
It's reminiscent of a scene in "The Martian" movie where Matt Damon successfully grew and ate potatoes in Mars. Except this time, it's happening in real life.
The recent discovery of a terrestrial clone of Mars on our planet Earth might be the start of plenty of new research on the Red Planet, and for a lesser cost.
After Mars' larger moon Phobos is shattered by gravity, Mars will likely have an all-new appearance.