NASA Tests Space Concrete for Future Mars Habitats

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace […]

NASA Attaches Helicopter Drone to Mars 2020 Rover

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is still busy integrating the systems that will let the new Mars 2020 rover explore the red planet, but engineers took time to hook up the rover’s sole passenger this week: the Mars Helicopter. The small experimental aircraft is […]

Aerospace Firm Shows Off Giant Inflatable Space Habitat

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of the spacecraft in science fiction are ridiculously spacious, but real life is much less luxurious. The International Space Station (ISS) has just 388 cubic meters of habitable space, and future deep-space assignments could have astronauts serving much longer […]

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails Again, Casting Doubt on Launch Plans

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping to launch a new ExoMars mission to the red planet next year, but the future of that mission is in doubt after a second parachute failure. The ESA confirms a recent parachute test […]

Curiosity Spots Unexpectedly Complex Martian Rock

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Curiosity rover has seen a lot of rocks. In fact, that’s almost all it sees on the surface of Mars. Recently, the rover spotted a rock so strange that the team decided to move in for a closer look. […]

NASA Tests Mars 2020 Robotic Arm With ‘Biceps Curls’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Slowly but surely, the Mars 2020 rover is taking shape at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Engineers have attached some of the rover’s many cameras, its wheels, and now it’s time to give its robotic arm a test run. This […]