Steven Colbert, host of The Late Show with Steven Colbert, was quick to jokingly liken SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to a Bond villain when Musk talked about his idea of nuking Mars to speed up the process of warming up the Red Planet. Colbert was just having a good laugh while Musk maintains that this is a fast method of kickstarting climate change on Mars. He has now explained a bit […]
Mars is considered as a planet where humans could possibly establish colonies some day and work continues to achieve that aim, it’s going to be a long and arduous process and success is not guaranteed but that doesn’t stop NASA and even private companies like SpaceX from entertaining the notion that some day humans might be able to live on Mars. Conditions on the planet are vital to survival of life […]
Yes, you read that right. The Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has expressed his desire to nuke Mars but it’s not because he hates any potential life that might exist on the Red Planet, it’s because he believes this is the best way to make the planet habitable for humans. Musk has made no secret of his desire to populate Mars, he even believes that he will be able to […]
NASA is working hard to take man to deep space and the efforts continue with a recent 535-second test of its Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine that’ll eventually take us to Mars. The test was conducted to collect engine performance data at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Space Launch System will launch astronauts in the Orion spacecraft headed to missions in deep space which will eventually […]
The race for Mars is well and truly on with space agencies of multiple countries working towards this goal, you’ve even got private companies like SpaceX in the United States that have this aim of reaching the Red Planet. NASA is in the game as well and it has shown off a new prototype of the Prandtl-m or the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, which as the name […]
Mars rovers have collected a lot of data about the Red Planet but its not like they don’t run into problems up there. The surface of Mars is extremely tricky to navigate and this can make it tough for the rover to travel long distances in a Martian day. The solution being proposed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory involves using an autonomous drone dubbed as the Mars Helicopter. It would […]
Anyone who has ever read up on Elon Musk will know that he is as ambitious as billionaire entrepreneurs tend to be but not many share his fascination with space. Musk runs a company called SpaceX that was awarded a contract back in September 2014 to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station starting in 2017. He has mentioned plans of building a city on Mars many times and now Musk has […]
Is this a case of much ado about nothing – or not? We have just come to know about how urine technology could be sent to Mars, the Red Planet, to help out in the Mars missions. According to Professor Gerardine Botte, the urine technology here happens to be an urine converter which is known as “GreenBox” for future Mars missions. GreenBox happens to be one of the finalists in […]
We have landed a man on the Moon decades ago and since that day we have not looked back. Space exploration is a topic of great debate and fuels our curiosity about reaching out to planets closest to Earth. NASA often talks about sending a human mission to Mars and this week it is conducting a flight test that is very well going to be the first step in that direction. […]
One particular indicator that a country is ready to move forward to the next level of technological advancement would be space travel and exploration – and while the U.S. and Russia kicked things off with the race to the moon in the 1960s, here we are with more recent advancements in this field such as the Maven spacecraft finally arriving in the orbit of Mars after traveling for close to […]
NASA has had its fair share of robots, or rovers, sent over to the Red Planet in the past, and it does not look as though the facility is about to slow down in its efforts anytime soon. In fact, NASA’s Maven spacecraft has reportedly arrived at Mars on late Sunday after completing its 442 million mile journey which kicked off close to one year ago.
It seems that the upcoming rover that will be making its way over to Mars will not only be equipped to perform more archeological digs, but it will also come with a slew of machinations that will enable this next generation rover to create oxygen on the surface of Mars – when it makes it there a good seven years from now, that is.
NASA is certainly interested to find out what is happening, as well as what has happened on other planets in the past, with Mars being one of them. Having put their Curiosity and record breaking Opportunity rover there before, this does not mean the brains over at NASA have stopped coming up with new rovers for the future. In fact, their upcoming rover to Mars is said to boast of […]
To send man to the moon? Pffft, that was one of the great achievement of mankind in the 20th century, but the 21st century – we’re looking farther and farther away. Enter Mars One, a privately-funded company that intends to send humans to colonize the Red Planet by the time 2025 rolls around. Such an undertaking is more or less a one way trip, but it has seen quite an […]