Mars 2020 lander's heat shield passes critical milestone

Posted in Hardware, Science on 4th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The size of the shield makes the Mars 2020 landing one of the most challenging ever attempted by a Mars mission.

NASA Says Falcon Heavy+Orion Best Option For Humans on the Moon by 2024

Posted in Hardware, Science on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA concluded that a mission profile in which Falcon Heavy places Orion, a service module,and an ICPS upper stage in orbit in a single launch may be the only option for a near-term commercial alternative for Orion’s first operational test flight.

Mars methane surge spotted from space

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The nature and extent of methane in the Martian atmosphere is intensely debated. The gas is of interest because terrestrial methane can be made by life forms, as well as geological processes.

VP Pence Calls for Manned Moon Landing by 2024

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

Vice President Mike Pence asked NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to accelerate lunar exploration plans

Hydrogen and asteroid impacts may have aided life on ancient Mars

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

Data from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover were used in a new paper studying how asteroids impacting the ancient Martian atmosphere could have produced key ingredients to life