Private Mars Landing Mission Aims to Beat SpaceX

Relativity Space, which could launch its first rocket soon, and Impulse Space, founded by a SpaceX veteran, optimistically say that together they can reach the red planet a few years from now.

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Elon Musk, Mars and the Modern Economy

What space fantasies can tell us about terrestrial trade.

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NASA Sees ‘Otherworldly’ Wreckage on Mars With Ingenuity Helicopter

The debris was part of the equipment that helped the Perseverance mission safely land on the red planet in 2021.

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Don’t Cede the Space Race to China and the Billionaires

We don’t know what space can tell us about the origins of the universe and life on Earth. But that, above all, is the reason for going. 

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On Mars, a NASA Rover and Helicopter’s Year of Surprise and Discovery

The past 12 months on Mars have been both “exciting” and “exhausting” for scientists and engineers minding Perseverance and Ingenuity. And the mission is only really getting started.

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Bouncing Boulders Point to Quakes on Mars

A preponderance of boulder tracks on the red planet may be evidence of recent seismic activity.

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Jim Green, NASA’s Retiring Top Scientist, Says We Can Terraform Mars

Jim Green has shaped much of the space agency’s scientific inquiry for decades.

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You Don’t Need a Spaceship to Grow ‘Weird Little’ Martian Radishes

Scientists on this planet have worked out a variety of techniques to simulate the conditions of other worlds that are near and very far.

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What a Fungus Reveals About the Space Program

One thing’s for sure: Escaping the dung heap doesn’t come cheap.

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Stashes First Mars Rock Sample

The rock, sealed in a tube, is the first of many the robotic explorer will collect to one day send back to Earth for scientists to study.

#china, #geology, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Drills Rock Samples Successfully

After an earlier drilling attempt mysteriously failed, the robotic mission collected the first tube of samples that may one day help scientists understand the red planet.

#geology, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #research, #rock-and-stone, #space-and-astronomy

Inside Mars, NASA’s InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Core

NASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #science-journal, #space-and-astronomy

China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.

The two countries have pledged to cooperate on expeditions to the moon and to an asteroid, setting the stage for a new space race with the United States and its partners.

#china, #china-manned-space-agency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #politics-and-government, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #russia, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations

China’s Ambitious Plans in Space: The Moon, Mars and Beyond

China deployed a land rover on the surface of Mars on Saturday. The mission is one of many on its schedule as it challenges U.S. dominance of space exploration.

#china, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #tianwen-1-mars-mission

China Releases First Photos From Its Mars Lander

The country’s space agency said that the craft’s components, and those of the rover it would soon release, had “deployed in place normally.”

#china, #mars-planet, #space-and-astronomy

What We Know About China’s Mars Rover Zhurong Landing

The announcement from state media suggests the country is now only the second country to put a working spacecraft on the Martian surface.

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China Will Land a Rover on Mars: Time and Streaming

China’s Tianwen-1 mission, orbiting the red planet since February, is expected to attempt a difficult landing of the Zhurong rover soon.

#china, #mars-planet, #space-and-astronomy, #tianwen-1-mars-mission

NASA Mars Helicopter Makes One-Way Flight to New Mission

Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Flies Again and Gets a New Mission

Ahead of a successful fourth flight, the agency announced that Ingenuity would continue to fly beyond its original monthlong mission.

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NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Longest and Fastest Flight

Ingenuity made a 328-foot round-trip journey, helping to demonstrate the capability of the vehicle’s navigation system.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Takes Second Flight

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

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NASA Mars Helicopter’s Flight: Livestream, Date and Time

The experimental Ingenuity vehicle is expected to complete a short but historic up-and-down flight on Monday morning.

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A 5 O’Clock Shuttle to Mars?

Diana Trujillo, a NASA flight director, discusses the future of space travel and the search for signs of life on the red planet.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy, #trujillo-diana

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight Date

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.

#helicopters, #ingenuity, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went.

Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.

#geology, #mars-planet, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #science-journal, #space-and-astronomy, #water

Watch SpaceX’s Starship Test Launch

Two earlier high-altitude flights of the Starship spacecraft crashed spectacularly after successful liftoffs.

#maezawa-yusaku, #mars-planet, #musk-elon, #space-and-astronomy

Once Upon a Time on Mars

A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.

#jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #planets, #robots-and-robotics, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

‘Dare Mighty Things’

We the people need to take more control of how we move into the brave new worlds beyond our planet.

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NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It.

Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

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Can You Believe This Is Happening in America?

We used to dream big. Now we’re increasingly thinking short term.

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Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Since arriving safely on Thursday, the spacecraft has been steadily transmitting visual files and other data back to Earth.

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Photos Show NASA Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Scientists working on the mission are eagerly scrutinizing the first images sent back to Earth by the robotic explorer.

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

Perseverance’s arrival extends the successful U.S. landing record on the planet, and brings sophisticated tools to the hunt for alien life.

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NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details

The Perseverance rover will attempt to touch down in one piece on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.

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NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival

Parts of the new visitor will make large impacts that could be picked up by the InSight spacecraft’s seismometer.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

What NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hopes to Find on Mars

Our early days on Earth have almost entirely disappeared, but on Mars, the past is entombed.

#earth, #mars-planet, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

China’s Mars Mission Is Up Next to Orbit the Red Planet

The Tianwen-1 mission is scheduled to be the second of three new visitors to Mars this month.

#china, #mars-planet, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #tianwen-1-mars-mission

Mars Mission From U.A.E. to Arrive and Orbit Red Planet

The Hope spacecraft will fire its engines on Tuesday, aiming to be grappled by the planet’s gravity and begin its atmospheric science studies.

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Missions to Mars, the Moon and Beyond Await Earth in 2021

Here’s a preview of what to expect in space and astronomy in the year to come.

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SpaceX’s Starship Launches and Explodes in Crash Landing

The company described the test of the next-generation spacecraft as “awesome” even though it ended in a fiery blast.

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Signs of Recent Volcanic Eruption on Mars Hint at Habitats for Life

Not thought to be volcanically active, Mars may have experienced an eruption just 53,000 years ago.

#icarus-journal, #mars-planet, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #volcanoes

These Microbes May Help Future Martians and Moon People Mine Metals

An experiment aboard the space station showed that bacteria were effective at extracting rare earth elements from rocks.

#bacteria, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #mines-and-mining, #moon, #rare-earths, #space-and-astronomy

How to See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids

“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

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The Good News About What Human Genius Can Still Do

There’s something uniquely compelling about our need to learn what we can about the universe.

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Too Much Mars? Let’s Discuss Other Worlds

Two veteran space journalists discuss why so much attention and budget seems to be directed to the red planet.

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To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements

The United States has an unparalleled record of success on the red planet’s surface, but NASA’s engineers aren’t resting on their laurels.

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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Launch: When to Watch

The third and final mission to the red planet of the month will lift off on Thursday.

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Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover

Jezero crater, the destination of the Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.

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Bringing Mars Rocks to Earth: Our Greatest Interplanetary Circus Act

NASA and the European Space Agency plan to toss rocks from one spacecraft to another before the samples finally land on Earth in 2031.

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Coming of Age on Mars

In a new book, planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson recalls how the Red Planet drew her to become a scientist.

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