Guide To Mars

By Ann Bradley | GuidetoMars.com

Magnetic sails could put the brakes on interstellar space probes

Our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, is just four light-years from Earth, and while that's pretty close in the grand scheme of things, we …

Magnetism

Flows of 'water' on Mars may actually be sand, new study reveals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the discovery of dark streaks on the slopes of Mars in 2011, astronomers have been excited about potential evidence of water beneath the surface of the red planet.<p>If there are subsurface water flows on Mars, they could allow life -- even on a microbial level -- to exist as well.<p>But …

Planets

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Exploration

SpaceX to launch its most mysterious payload yet

The private rocket company is launching something for the government on Thursday. And that's about all anyone knows.<p>SpaceX is taking on another secret mission in Florida on Thursday.<p>Elon Musk's rocket company will be sending a mysterious payload known only as "Zuma" into low earth orbit from Cape …

SpaceX

NASA Believes They Know How To Make Mars Green Again

<i>By Meriame Berboucha</i><p>NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would …

Magnetism

Living in Space Changes Your DNA, NASA Finds

NASA's twin study found that living in space affects your DNA, but what exactly that means is undetermined.

NASA

What would it take to survive on Mars?

Is Mars colonization “our only chance at long-term survival”?

Colonialism

Take a look at what experts think our martian homes will look like

Before you sign up for any mission to Mars, be prepared to say goodbye to the concept of the bedroom as you know it.<p>On Mars, as in outer space …

Furniture

NASA plans to test their space launch system in 2019

Shifting Schedules<p>NASA has made steady progress on their Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft since completing the critical design review …

Exploration

Space engine for Mars missions shatters thrust record

An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken records for operating current, power, and thrust for a device of its …

Space Travel

Stephen Hawking: we need a new space age

New Space Age<p>Professor Stephen Hawking is old enough to remember the first space age, which came about in the mid-20th century. For the better part …

Stephen Hawking

A timeline for humanity's colonization of space

Humans have long desired to explore the vast realms of space. Today, we are finally poised to send people out into the cosmos. Indeed, a number of …

Exploration

Small object visits from beyond solar system

This small asteroid (or comet) passed under Earth’s orbit on October 14 at about 60 times the moon’s distance. Now it appears to be heading toward …

Astronomy

InSight

Elon Musk's SpaceX AMA: Living on Mars, Spaceship Info, Timeline

Reddit Email Comments<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) earlier this afternoon and spent several hours drinking whiskey, …

SpaceX

HP Mars Home Planet

Clues to potential origins of life on Mars represent “A window into early Earth"

Origins of Life<p>Experts have predicted for years that, at some point in the near future, we will make the first human discovery of alien life — and …

Planets

How meteorites on Earth could help us solve the mysteries of volcanoes on Mars

Mars famously has the largest volcanoes known to science. The largest is Olympus Mons, pictured below, which towers 22km above the surrounding plains …

Geology

The US Just Officially Said It Is Sending Humans Back to The Moon

Not Mars, then?<p>Earlier this month, NASA said it was prepared to shift its focus away from Mars, and toward the Moon, whenever the current …

Mike Pence

Scientists just found water on Mars where they thought none could exist

A Surprise Find<p>It’s long been known that Mars had large bodies of water some millions of years ago. Traces of these ancient Martian lakes and oceans …

Planets

Sizing up billionaire Elon Musk’s big bet on SpaceX’s Big Frickin’ Rocket of the future

SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s rocket roadmap just got much bigger than Mars. Now the question is, who else will follow the map?<p>The first answers to that …

Elon Musk

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit<p>Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project …

Exploration

To Explore and Settle a New World!

Maximum Results<p>By learning from past pioneers, Mars Direct is built for maximum results with minimum investment.<p>Live Off The Land<p>There is no need to …

Exploration

Elon Musk is officially sending humans to Mars in 2024

One Rocket to Rule Them All<p>On the last day of the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took the stage to …

SpaceX

Elon Musk is aiming to land spaceships on Mars in 2022

Elon Musk just unveiled more of his grand plan for colonizing Mars.<p>The hard-charging tech mogul said his rocket company, SpaceX, aims to land at least two cargo ships on the Red Planet in 2022 in order to place power, mining and life support systems there for future flights.<p>That's just five years …

Exploration

Lockheed Martin just unveiled their plans for a reusable martian lander

All Eyes on Mars<p>On the last day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) happening in Adelaide, Australia, aeronautics company Lockheed …

Exploration

Elon Musk will give a big SpaceX talk about Mars this week. Here's what we know

No one will ever say that Elon Musk lacks ambition.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur has founded multiple successful companies like Tesla and Solar City, …

SpaceX

Elon Musk to detail updates and new uses for SpaceX’s interplanetary rocket

Elon Musk revealed the Spaceship Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket at last year’s International Astronautical Congress (embedded below), detailing a very ambitious plan to get humans to Mars – and to help them stay there and colonize, and even commercialize, the red planet. This Friday, he’ll …

India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes three years in orbit, well beyond the original planned duration of six months

India's rendezvous with the red planet continues as its celebrated Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completes three years in orbit. "As the country's …