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The Case Against Mars

5 Intriguing Things is a curated collection of links that help us think about the future. Subscribe to the daily newsletter.<p><b>1. The case against going to Mars.</b><p>"The uncomfortable truth is that, despite the technical tour-de-force of our robotic reconnaissance, looking for water on Mars has become one …

NASA May Put Greenhouse on Mars in 2021

Plant life may touch down on Mars in 2021.<p>Researchers have proposed putting a plant-growth experiment on NASA's next Mars rover, which is scheduled …

100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to cost $6 billion, survive the trip?<p>The Obama …

NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill

Congressional negotiators released a $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that’s more generous to NASA’s scientific endeavors than the White House’s proposal, but it may be too soon to celebrate, officials said this week.<p>The massive federal spending bill would give NASA’s …

Why Earth's Spores Could Survive A Trip to Mars

Here’s a finding to give planetary protectionists pause: two species of spores mounted on the International Space Station’s hull a few years back …

I Met a Woman Who Wants to Move to Mars -- and Not Because That's Where Men Are From

The international field of candidates vying to be the first colonists to Mars is now down to 705 people, out of more than 200,000 people who initially applied. Only 287 of them are women. I met one of these Martian hopefuls recently in Guatemala.<p>I was there trying to figure out what to do with the …

Acquainted

Ask Anything: What Would People Eat In A Permanent Space Colony?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together. It would make the most sense to plant fast-cycle salad crops first, says Jean Hunter, a professor at Cornell who studies food-processing …

Space Exploration

Associated Press News

Mission Mars One Announces First Round of Applicants to Live on Mars in 2025

Mission Mars One has filtered through its first round of applicants, selecting roughly 1,000 potential Mars-dwellers to advance to the next level of …

Up to Half a Million People Want to Spend the Rest of Their Lives on Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you thought the Mars One mission (a.k.a. the one-way ticket to the Red Planet in the name of …

Time, toilets and tomatoes: Lucie looks back at ‘life on Mars’

Keeping track of time is one of the biggest challenges that French space scientist Lucie Poulet encountered during her four month adventure living life ‘on Mars’, inside a dome in a remote mountain area of Hawaii.<p>Looking back on the experience from her home in Bremen, Germany, she told us: “The …