NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

Jan 5, 2017

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned asteroid missions designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system. They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and the U.S. space agency hopes to launch them in 2021 and 2023, respectively. ...

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 ...