1 YEAR from the ARRIVAL ON MARS OF MARS 2020 ROVER
  Exactly a year from now, a capsule will come hurtling through the atmosphere of Mars with the Americans’ next big rover. If it survives the “seven minutes of terror” that describe its descent to the surface, the new robot promises a very different mission to all those that... Read more
Mars City State Design Competition Announced
The Mars Society is pleased to announce the holding of an international contest for the best design plan of a Mars city state of 1,000,000 people. There will be a prize of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, $2,500 for third, $1,000 for fourth and $500 for fifth.... Read more
Luca Parmitano: return to Earth
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano touched down in the Kazakh Steppe at 09:12 GMT , 6 February 2020 after his second six-month mission on the International Space Station. Luca returned to Earth in the Russian Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft alongside US astronaut Christina Koch and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. During his second mission, known as ‘Beyond’, Luca... Read more
Mystery at Mars’s Pole Explained
A new study from Caltech suggests that the theory, developed by physicist Robert B. Leighton and planetary scientist Bruce C. Murray, may indeed be correct. Carbon dioxide makes up more than 95 percent of Mars’s atmosphere, which has a surface pressure of only 0.6 percent that of Earth. Direct... Read more
NASA invites public to vote on name for Mars 2020 rover
A panel of volunteer judges, including educators, professionals and space enthusiasts around the United States, selected 155 semifinalists after evaluating more than 28,000 submissions in NASA’s «Name the Rover» essay contest open to U.S. students in kindergarten through 12th grade. NASA winnowed down the list to nine finalists and... Read more
Welcome Cyprus!

Welcome Cyprus!

TECH NEWS 31 January 2020 0

We welcome the new chapter of the Mars Society in Cyprus https://marssociety.cy/ Read more
Martian water could disappear faster than expected
  An international research team,1 led partly by CNRS researcher Franck Montmessin, has just revealed that water vapour is accumulating in large quantities and unexpected proportions at an altitude of over 80 km in the Martian atmosphere.Measurements showed that large atmospheric pockets are even in a state of supersaturation,... Read more
Beautiful Space Images  2019
We say farewell to 2019  with some beautiful Space images of this year. Read more
NASA’s Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars
NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending humans to Mars. A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters will help by providing a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch below... Read more
Why rubber tyres don’t work on Mars (Pirelli courtesy)
This is an interesting article of Pirelli, the italian world leader of tyres production on using  rubber tyres on Mars: There are four rover vehicles on Mars but the problems of getting around on the red planet have yet to be fully solved. So how are space agencies getting to... Read more