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Op-Ed: White House explains Trump's tweet about NASA's moon mission

A day after President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on NASA’s plans to send humans to the moon, a White House official said the moon remained a goal of the agency’s programs as a step towards Mars.

Space agencies preparing for 3-year round-trip journey to Mars

Getting to Mars is a journey that could involve 140 million miles of travel. Astronauts on a Mars mission will be subjected to extreme conditions requiring problem-solving skills and creative thinking. How are we preparing for a Mars mission?

Essential Science: Overcoming health risks for Mars mission

Although space radiation presents one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA is working on overcoming this, and other obstacles, so that humans sent to Mars on a future mission remain healthy.

Boeing challenge — 'We are going to beat SpaceX to Mars'

In an interview on CNBC Thursday morning, hosted by Jim Cramer, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg threw down the gauntlet, so to speak - Making the bold claim that Boeing will beat SpaceX to Mars.

ESA uploads final commands for ExoMars spacecraft landing on Mars

The final commands for the landing of the ExoMars spacecraft have been uploaded in preparation for the joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos “ExoMars” mission's landing on the Martian surface on Sunday.

Elon Musk's ambitious vision for the future of Mars Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking to a rapt audience at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today in Guadalajara, Mexico, finally told the world about his company's long-anticipated plans to colonize Mars.

SpaceX successfully test fires Raptor engine for Mars Mission

The first test-firing of the Raptor engine that will launch the company's interplanetary spaceship to Mars was a resounding success tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk late last night.

SpaceX prepares to test 'Raptor' rocket engine for Mars mission

The ever-optimistic CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, as if you didn't know, is inching ever-closer to realizing his dream of landing humans on Mars. Sources say the company's powerful Raptor engine has been moved to a facility in Texas for testing.

NASA grows human tissue to assess deep space missions

Houston - There are many perils associated with deep space missions. One concern related directly to people is the effect of prolonged time in deep space on the health of the astronauts. NASA has been looking into this issue.

NASA's Orion spacecraft being prepared for its first big mission

NASA's Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived and is now ensconced in an upgraded version of a test stand called the "birdcage" inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O and C) Building high bay at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

To die on Mars is not an option despite MIT's study

There has been a lot of media attention over the Mars One mission to colonize Mars in 2025 using known and available technology. That very technology may very well prove to be the undoing of the project.

The race is on: UAE announces 'first spaceship to Mars' in 2021

Mars, rocky, cold and lifeless; this second smallest planet in our solar system has always intrigued us. Man has been fascinated with Mars, dating back into antiquity, and today is no different.

NASA reveals next-gen spacesuit prototype that could head to Mars

NASA announced the winner of the spacesuit prototype contest that launched last month, encouraging the public to cast their votes for the future of space travel fashion.

Mars rover Curiosity digs deep and finds something like Hawaii

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has continued its solitary mission to the Red Planet, this week making a start on analysing soil samples scooped up from the Martian surface. Initial results show similarities between Martian soil and soil found on Hawaii.

After China’s failure, India readies for the Red Planet

New Delhi - After rival China’s failed mission to Mars in November last year, and goaded by the success of India’s moon mission in 2008, the Indian cabinet has finally given the green signal to the Mars mission.

Russia's Mars mission malfunctions, space probe stuck in orbit

Moscow - The latest reports say the Russian spacecraft on the Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars' satellite Phobos is trapped in a lower orbit of the Earth, after an engine malfunction, and could crash if Russian engineers are unable put it back on course.
 

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Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April  2016.
Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April, 2016.
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Head-on view of three-channel X3 ion thruster during testing.
Head-on view of three-channel X3 ion thruster during testing.
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This image shows where NASA s Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known ...
This image shows where NASA's Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known as "Jake Matijevic." The red dots are where the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument zapped it with its laser on Sept. 21, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012, which were the 45th and 48th sol, or Martian day of operations. The circular black and white images were taken by ChemCam to look for the pits produced by the laser. The purple circles indicate where the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer trained
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Scene from video produced by UAE government showing animation of rocket on trajectory to planet Mars...
Scene from video produced by UAE government showing animation of rocket on trajectory to planet Mars.
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Scene from video released by UAE showing launch capabilities and projected Mars mission i 2016.
Scene from video released by UAE showing launch capabilities and projected Mars mission i 2016.
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The Red Dragon capsule.
The Red Dragon capsule.
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