Mars

Mars 2020 landing site could be a fossil hotspot

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We know from Earth that this mineral phase is exceptional at preserving microfossils and other biosignatures, so that makes these outcrops exciting targets for the rover to explore.”

NASA tests Mars 2020 rover descent stage separation

Posted in Hardware, Science on 7th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA engineers have completed a successful separation test of the Mars 2020 rover and its descent stage that will deliver it to the surface of the Red Planet.

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship Plans for Private Trips to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Posted in Hardware, Science on 30th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

People could start flying aboard the vehicle in the next year or so, Musk said.

NASA Announces 19 Partnerships For Moon and Mars Enabling Technology

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 31st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has 19 new technology research projects for technology to enable Moon to Mars exploration.

Martian microbes may be snacking on space dust

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Modern Mars is a desolate husk of a planet, as far as life is concerned. But it's not completely uninhabitable, since microbes could be hiding in the cracks of rocks and dirt.