US President Donald Trump has signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars. "The directive I'm signing today will refocus American space program on human exploration and discovery," Trump said at a White House ceremony on Monday, Xinhua news
Aiming to send astronauts to Mars by 2030, NASA is working with Illinois-based Bradley University to create 3D-printed habitats to be deployed on the Red Planet. The US space agency has organised a series of competitions for students in partnership with Bradley that aims to find the habitat technology that best utilises the materials on
Imagine how it would be if you can enjoy a chilled beer on Mars? US-based brewing company Anheuser-Busch is all set to make "Budweiser" the first brand of beer on the Red Planet. Budweiser is upholding its commitment, announced earlier this year at an event "South by Southwest" that "it would create a beer suitable
NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced. The Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investigating evidence in place and by catching drilled samples of Martian rocks
NASA is about to start testing a key energy source that could "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform the Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel. Testing of the Kilopower project is due to start in November and go through early next year, with NASA partnering with the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada National Security Site to appraise fission power technologies, NASA said.
NASA said its Mars 2020 mission will have more "eyes" than any rover before it - a grand total of 23, to create sweeping panoramas, reveal obstacles, study the atmosphere and assist science instruments.
Mars is the most sought interesting and curious planet in the solar system for us on earth. The Red Planet has the closest possible habitable situations for us earthlings if we ever plan on colonizing the solar system. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) started its journey on November, 2014 and studies the planet's upper atmosphere. The latest discovery from MAVEN reveals that Mars has a twisted "tail".
Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk, among many other things, is known for his ambitious plans to colonize Mars. And he not only wants to go to Mars, but he plans to take us there too and colonize the Red Planet. Last year, Musk outlined SpaceX s ambitious Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which aims to transport humans to Mars in gigantic rockets with an estimate of making that possible by the next decade. And now, that estimate has penciled into a date.
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA said it is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet. "Some people think that radiation will keep NASA from sending people to Mars, but that's not the current situation," said Pat Troutman, NASA Human Exploration Strategic Analysis Lead. "When we add the various mitigation techniques up, we are optimistic it will lead to a successful Mars mission with a healthy crew that will live a very long and productive life after they return to Earth," Troutman said in a NASA statement.
A team of five students from an engineering college in Telangana has been selected for the prestigious NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The team from SR Engineering College, Warangal, will participate in the fifth annual challenge to be held on April 12-14, 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama, US.
Scientists have discovered evidence of ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars that identifies an area on the red planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. Observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reported massive deposits in a basin -- Eridania -- on southern Mars.
SpaceX unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024. Speaking on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) here, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk made the announcement of the plans, reports Xinhua news agency.
Mars has been considered as a getaway planet for Earthlings, with scientists studying its nature and habitable conditions. While many of you may not be aware, six crew members of the Hawaii's Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) completed their eight months isolation stay at the Mars-like habitat. The NASA-funded UH Manoa project experiments on how human habitation would be on Mars with all the available data collected and expertise.
The Mars environment over 3.5 billion years ago was able to support liquid water on the surface, says a study. River deposits exist across the surface of Mars and a region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on the Red Planet, according to the study published in the Geological Society of America (GSA) Bulletin.
Mars's crust is not as dense as previously thought and a lower density likely means that at least part of the Red Planet's crust is relatively porous, says a new NASA study. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provide researchers clue that could help them better understand the interior structure and evolution of Mars.
NASA's next Mars mission known as InSight, which is scheduled for a 2018 liftoff, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars, the US space agency has announced. The long form of InSight's name is Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, reports Xinhua news agency.
The International Space Station is expected to get its first supercomputer next week. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) said that it will launch a supercomputer into space on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft next Monday, as part of a joint experiment with the US space agency NASA, Xinhua reported. The system, called the Spaceborne Computer, is designed to last for a year, which the company said is roughly the amount of time it will take to travel to Mars.
In a rare encounter, NASA s Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos one of the moons of Mars which is a football-shaped object so tiny that it would fit comfortably inside the Washington D.C. Beltway.
NASA's Langley Research Centre -- a facility that changed the way how aeroplanes fly today and space is explored -- has completed 100 years, the space agency said in a statement. Founded in 1917, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory was established as the US's first civilian facility focused on aeronautical research, with the aim to "solve the fundamental problems of flight". In the beginning, Langley engineers devised technologies for safer, higher, farther and faster air travel.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is examining the edge of a crater on the red planet that may once have been a lake of liquid water. The Opportunity rover found rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that was either transported by a flood or eroded in place by the wind. The features were seen just outside the crater rim's crest above Perseverance Valley, which is carved into the inner slope of the rim. Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.