SpaceX plans its first trip to the red planet in 2022, carrying only cargo, to be followed by a manned mission in 2024.
A philosopher debates the hypothetical ethical dilemma to destroy his original self if he teleported from Mars and grapples with the concept of human identity.
A study is being done in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression – a natural environment like no other on earth – to understand how microbes thrive in extreme environments such as those found on Mars.
Lucy and Psyche are a part of NASA’s Discovery Program, whose raison d’être is to explore our planetary neighbourhood using “faster, better, cheaper” missions.
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Winston Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
The second mission to Mars is tentatively slated for a 2021-2022 timeframe and, per existing plans, it may involve putting a rover on the surface of the red planet.
The asteroid chunk was nearly 15 km in diameter and hit Earth at faster than 20 km per second – imagine a Mt-Everest-sized rock slamming down from space at Mach 58.
A new video is at times a worm’s eye view and at others the big picture of how ISRO pieced together a mission to Mars – narrated by three women who were a part of it all.
Musk estimated that between 20 and 50 trips to Mars would be necessary to set up the first full-fledged colony. This would take 40-100 years.
The next Mars mission will likely be launched in March 2018, have a less elliptical orbit around the red planet and could weigh seven times more than the first mission.
While businessman Elon Musk claims to start transporting humans to Mars by 2030, ESA chief says they have a different approach which may take longer.
A new series of posters from NASA exhorts people to be explorers and, some day, join the space agency on a journey to Mars.
The solution is to do the hard work of formulating the right principles, at the right level of generality, before circumstances render moral debate irrelevant.
The next decade will see a remarkable mix of countries and companies getting involved. Plans include taking humans from low-Earth orbit back to the moon and even an asteroid in the 2020s.
The private spaceflight company also hinted that the capsules would be launched by its Falcon Heavy rocket.
A review of the film ‘The Martian’, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain.
The crew of Expedition 44 have taught us plenty about how to survive beyond our own planet – knowledge that is crucial if we want to venture out on long journeys exploring the solar system.
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has now been at it for almost one year, having slipped into a highly elliptical orbit around the Red Planet on September 24, 2014. While the primary mission ended after six months, the orbiter has been allowed to continue — which it has quite healthily, taking intermittent pictures […]