Dec 8, 2016

Mars One puts back planned colonization of red planet

A British-Dutch company planning to install a community of humans on Mars admitted on Wednesday that its project will be delayed by several years. The Mars One consortium said its first manned mission to the red planet would now not happen until 2031, having ...

Nov 27, 2016

ExoMars space program needs an extra €400 million

Barely a month after its expensive test lander crashed into Mars, the European Space Agency asked member nations Friday to cough up an extra €400 million ($425 million) to complete the ExoMars exploration of the red planet. The two-part mission saw a spacecraft successfully ...

Mars: graveyard of broken dreams and landers

Oct 21, 2016

Mars: graveyard of broken dreams and landers

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has become a veritable graveyard for landers and rovers dispatched to its surface from Earth. Only the United States has successfully operated rovers on the red planet — four in all — and has lost only one ...

Elon Musk foresees cheap trips to Mars colony

Sep 28, 2016

Elon Musk foresees cheap trips to Mars colony

SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft, possibly costing as little as $100,000 per person. Taking the stage under a large globe of Mars at the International ...

NASA unveils photos of Jupiter's poles

Sep 3, 2016

NASA unveils photos of Jupiter's poles

NASA on Friday published the first images of Jupiter’s north pole and its southern aurora, taken during the Juno spacecraft’s first orbital flyby of the gaseous giant. Juno came within 2,500 miles (4,200 kilometers) of Jupiter on Aug. 27 during a six-hour transit from ...

China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

Aug 24, 2016

China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

China has shown off the first images of the rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020 to explore the surface for three months, the latest aim of its ambitious space program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man ...