How NASA will launch Mars samples from the Red Planet

Work is underway on a vital part of NASA’s return plans for Mars samples. The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) is a small, lightweight, two-stage solid propellant rocket with a big mission: blasting rock, sediment and atmospheric samples Mars in the early 2030s, in the first-ever rocket launch from the surface of another planet. The MAV, … Read more

NASA says plan to bring Mars samples back to Earth is safe, but some people are concerned

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain Since September, the Perseverance rover has been plucking along an ancient river delta on Mars, reaching its robotic arms with whirling steel drills at rock cores, shoveling soil and sucking small amounts of the red planet’s atmosphere into titanium tubes. The plan, under NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, calls for a sci-fi … Read more

NASA says plan to bring Mars samples back to Earth is safe, but some people are concerned

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain Since September, the Perseverance rover has been plucking along an ancient river delta on Mars, reaching its robotic arms with whirling steel drills at rock cores, shoveling soil and sucking small amounts of the red planet’s atmosphere into titanium tubes. The plan, under NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, calls for a sci-fi … Read more

1st country “master Mars” – China publishes stunning images of the red planet that wants to beat the US in the space race

China’s first interplanetary exploration mission, the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, was successfully launched on July 23, 2020. It had performed an extraordinary feat of orbiting, landing and traveling around the Red Planet. Two years later, the Tianwen-1 probe comes to an end. On June 29, China’s Tianwen-1 probe captured the latest images of Mars. The China … Read more

1st country “master Mars” – China publishes stunning images of the red planet that wants to beat the US in the space race

China’s first interplanetary exploration mission, the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, was successfully launched on July 23, 2020. It had performed an extraordinary feat of orbiting, landing and traveling around the Red Planet. Two years later, the Tianwen-1 probe comes to an end. On June 29, China’s Tianwen-1 probe captured the latest images of Mars. The China … Read more

Meet the explorer who could be the first to look for life in the caves of Mars | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific progress and more† CNN † Exploring beneath the surface of other planets may hold the key to determining whether life ever existed beyond Earth. As other missions, including NASA’s InSight lander, have shown, drilling through the surface of … Read more

Mars Base 101: how astronauts can get the most out of a 30-day stay on the Red Planet

NASA is evaluating a first human sojourn on the surface of Mars that would last about 30 Earth days. Scientists and engineers discuss how best to use that month on the Red Planet. Has the Mars explorers plant a flag, simply try to stay alive, do valuable scientific work, or prioritize setting up equipment for … Read more