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One of the many challenges human beings will face if they colonize Mars will be the question of what to do with waste. This will particularly be an issue on the trip to the Red Planet. NASA and HeroX are hosting the Waste to Base Challenge in which competitors submit their ideas on the best ways to recycle, reprocess... Read more...
NASA is currently attempting to unclog the bit carousel that houses the core samples taken by the Mars Perseverance rover. It seems that pebble-sized debris is keeping the carousel from operating properly. Just before the end of 2021, NASA shared a look back on its Mars Perseverance rover and all it had achieved... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
Smile, you are on camera! A deployable camera captured several photos of the Tianwen-1 orbiter in front of Mars. A few photographs show China's Tianwen-1 orbiter near Mars’ north pole and an individual photograph features Mars’ northern ice cap. The photographs were taken to celebrate the Tianwen-1 mission’s... Read more...
Could we live on other planets in our solar system or is such a dream a mere fantasy? Dr. Jim Green, the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Chief Scientist, recently argued that we could potentially terraform Mars and Venus. However, Green also contends human beings must stop “screwing... Read more...
With 2021 in the books, there is still much to look forward to when it comes to viewing the night sky in 2022. January will be bringing us a new Moon, a meteor shower, and the chance to see a couple of planets shining near the Moon. The last month of 2021 provided plenty for sky watchers to take in. The Geminid... Read more...
From taking selfies, to collecting core samples from Mars indicating possible ancient volcanic activity, NASA's Perseverance has had an eventful 10 months since landing on the red planet. The rover's name has certainly been fitting as NASA shares Perseverance's biggest moments in 2021. The past year has been filled... Read more...
The Mars Perseverance rover has been busy collecting samples of Mars rock and other minerals since its arrival on the red planet. Now NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working together to develop a way to bring those samples back to Earth. Teams at NASA have been scouring the data provided by the... Read more...
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover seeks to send back a treasure trove of geological goodies to scientists and geologists back on Earth. Its latest findings include a bedrock likely formed by red-hot magma that interacted with water during the evolution of the red planet. NASA has been getting a lot of use out of its... Read more...
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity took flight for the 17th time, but something impeded its data transfer to Mars Perseverance during its final descent phase. The loss of data transfer has NASA holding off on its next flight while it waits for an update on the situation. Ingenuity made the trip to Mars attached to... Read more...
NASA's Curiosity rover has been sending images back from the surface of Mars since its landing in 2012. The latest of those images was a 360-degree selfie that would make any teenager back here on Earth envious. The Mars Rover Curiosity landed on the surface of the red planet on August 5, 2012. Since that time it... Read more...
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover captured its aviator sibling, Ingenuity, in incredible detail as it completed its thirteenth flight duty on the red planet. The video captured on September 4th of this year is the most detailed footage of Ingenuity in action thus far. Ingenuity is NASA's rotorcraft that hitched a ride... Read more...
Heinz has taken the lead in the race to produce condiments in space and is leaving its competitors to play... ketchup. Marz ketchup should make that juicy burger on Mars taste oh so much better. It could go well with the green chilies recently grown and eaten aboard the International Space Station. On Monday... Read more...
As space travel and habitation technologies advance forward, we inch ever closer to the day humans will walk on the surface on Mars. Researchers understand that returning humans home from Mars, however, will more than likely require a Martian-based fuel supply and data suggests bacteria may be the solution. NASA's... Read more...
NASA's latest mission to Mars wowed audiences worldwide when the Perseverance rover "stuck" its landing back in mid-February. So far, Perseverance has performed all its scheduled tasks with aplomb. Still, a side mission involving that Ingenuity helicopter stowed aboard the rover is making news of its own this... Read more...
For the first time ever, NASA has put a helicopter on the surface of Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun that is located more than 168 million miles from wherever you are reading this right now. NASA is planning for the helicopter, called Ingenuity, to take its first flight on Mars, during which it will hover several... Read more...
We can expect one small step for man and one giant leap for SpaceX and their SN8 Starship in approximately a week from now. Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that the SN8 Starship is being prepared for static fire tests and a flight to 60,000 feet and back. Back in August, we reported on SpaceX doing 150-meter hops with... Read more...
SpaceX hit another milestone this week with an early prototype of its Starship rocket taking flight for the first time. The company posted a short clip to YouTube that shows the unfinished rocket light its Raptor engine and take to the sky. Eventually, later versions of the spacecraft will use multiple Raptor engines... Read more...
Today is a historic day for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Their current mission to Mars is underway. The spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter was successfully launched this morning at 7:50am EDT. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched from... Read more...
Has Starfleet boldly gone where no man has gone before? A dune that is shaped like the Star Trek logo has appeared on the surface of Mars. A picture of the dune was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The image was taken by the MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. The... Read more...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is working to literally “boldly go where no man has gone before”. NASA is currently assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) booster and Orion spacecraft on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1). The... Read more...
Planetariums are so 2015. Framestore has created the world’s first VR field trip to Mars in a school bus powered by Unreal Engine 4. Ms. Frizzle ain’t got nothing on Framestore. Gary Marshall, Framestore Senior Developer, remarked, “When I first heard about the project, my reaction was, ‘This is absolutely nuts’... Read more...
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