Guide To Mars

By Ann Bradley | GuidetoMars.com

Blue Origin launches rocket to space in 'extreme' test of the crew capsule

From its desolate West Texas launchpad, Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin launched another reusable rocket into space, and then successfully …

Space Travel

Standing on Other Planets Is the Killer App for Augmented Reality

Want a hands-on tour of a rocket that hasn't been built yet? It's the kind of thing happening inside NASA right now.<p>There you are, standing on the surface of Mars. You can't quite pick up that rock by your foot—not yet at least—but you can stand in places the Curiosity rover has explored, see that …

Augmented Reality

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could have gone to Mars decades ago — here's why we haven't

• <b>As an astronaut, Chris Hadfield flew on three space missions and spent nearly half a year in orbit.</b>• <b><br>People could have landed on Mars "decades ago" if</b> …

Space Science

Scientists Investigate Bacteria That Could Make Oxygen for Future Martians

Between the dust storms, thin atmosphere, and frigid temperatures, future Mars colonists are going to have it rough. But they won’t even get a chance …

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like. While …

Virtual Reality

Life in space: Growing food, brewing beer and making stuff

We asked ourselves, how good will life on Mars be if you can't enjoy a cold beer?<p>Ricardo Marques, Budweiser

Space Exploration

ISS Astronaut Uses Oculus Rift in Experiment to Understand How Space Effects Hand-eye Coordination

German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is participating in a study aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that’s designed to give Earth-bound …

Space

We Have More Evidence That Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Have Stable Climates And Seasons Just Like Us

Our new home could be closer than we think.<p>Two exoplanets thought to be similar to Earth apparently are, at least when it comes to climate, …

Astronomy

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space.<p>The large, round, plastic robot head is part of SpaceX's latest supply delivery to the International Space Station.<p>Friday's pre-dawn liftoff also includes two sets of genetically identical female mice, 20 …

Artificial Intelligence

Aerospace engineer Tiera Fletcher is helping to send astronauts to Mars through her background in structural analysis and NASA's Space Launch System.

According to CNNTech, now is a good time to start tuning into the business of space. And Tiera Fletcher, a young rocket engineer at Boeing Company, …

Space Exploration

Next for Elon Musk and SpaceX: Make Falcon Heavy rocket even bigger

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 3:09<p>February 8th, 2018<p>On Tuesday, SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, with barely a hitch. Next for SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk: a plan to make the Falcon Heavy even bigger and head to the moon, and …

Black hole eats and destroys hapless star which wandered too close

Beware of the hungry black hole.<p>Astronomers tracked a supermassive black hole, 20 million times larger than the sun, which ate up and destroyed a …

We Discovered That Life May Be Billions of Times More Common in the Multiverse

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets, and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned …

Dark Matter

Mars rover Curiosity's new findings hailed as 'breakthroughs in astrobiology'

NASA's 'Curiosity' has found tantalizing evidence of organic molecules on the red planet.<p>New discoveries by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity add to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that microscopic organisms once lived on the red planet — and have some scientists considering the …

Big History

Blue Origin gets in on NASA studies for resource utilization on moon and Mars

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is among 10 teams that will share about $10 million in NASA funding to look into techniques …

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, …

How do we get our message across to the extraterrestrials? The answers are evolving

LOS ANGELES — Last year, scientists sent a binary-coded message telling the aliens what time it was. Next year, it’ll be the periodic table of the …

Jeff Bezos outlines Blue Origin's space colony ambitions

It's no secret that Jeff Bezos wants humanity to return to the Moon and otherwise spread its wings beyond Earth. Now, though, he's offering a clearer sense of what that entails -- and it's evident that his ideas stretch well into the long term. In an interview with <i>GeekWire</i>, he explained that he …

Moon walking: Ex-Nasa astronauts describe lunar experience

<b>The last US mission to the Moon, Apollo 17, blasted off shortly before midnight on 7 December 1972. Its crew spent three days on the lunar surface, collecting samples and conducting experiments.</b><p>While China has said it aims to land astronauts on the Moon by the 2030s, in the decades since the Apollo …

Five ‘Martian’ miscues to fix in space flicks

LOS ANGELES — Planetary scientist Pascal Lee could give astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson a good run for his money when it comes to truth-squadding …

SpaceX propulsion guru Tom Mueller looks ahead to Raptor rocket engines for Mars

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX’s success owes a lot to the tenacity of the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, but some of the credit has to go to the …

Why is NASA Going Back to the Moon Before Heading to Mars?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

NASA Spots Pac-Man Shaped Crater On Mars

The Pac-Man shaped crater has been captured using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in mid-March.<p><b>Washington:</b> NASA and HiRise team from the …

Mars Curiosity Rover Team Names Martian Rock ‘Duluth’ After The Famous Minnesota City

NASA has named a newly discovered rock on Mars after a popular port city in Minnesota.<p>“Duluth” is now a tourist attraction on two different planets, …

InSight Diary: Mars mission emerges from the mists

<b>Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect "Marsquakes", which should reveal the internal structure of the Red Planet. Over the course of the coming</b> …

Human enhancement and UAE’s Mars mission: the Future Forum's hot topics

The first Future Forum session has been held on Tuesday 8th in Abu Dhabi, bringing together experts in the fields of technology, finance, diplomacy, transport, architecture and media to debate key developments in the region.<p>The event is organised by The National newspaper, one of the country’s …

NASA to Deploy Self-Flying Chopper on 2020 Mars Mission

NASA is working on sending a self-flying helicopter on their 2020 Mars Rover Mission. The aircraft will be able to beam back a birds-eye view of …

NASA mars helicopter to be the first autonomous aircraft on the red planet

jun 01, 2018<p>a vintage look is defined by the car's tapered tail, whitewall tires and thin-rimmed steering wheel.<p>a vintage look is defined by the …

Simulations suggest multiverse is either teeming with life – or doesn't exist

Our universe seems to contain a suspiciously perfect amount of dark energy to sustain life – any more and the fabric of reality would tear apart …