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
Life on Mars? Europe commits to groundbreaking mission to bring back rocks to Earth
It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet. Ministers at a recent meeting of the European Space Agency have fully committed to plans to collect samples from the surface of Mars and return them to Earth, in... Read more
Spacewalkers Complete First Excursion to Repair Cosmic Particle Detector
  Expedition 61 Commander Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan concluded their spacewalk at 1:18 p.m. EST. During the six hour and 39 minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully positioned materials, removed a debris cover on the AMS, and installed handrails in... Read more
With Mars Methane Mystery Unsolved, Curiosity Serves Scientists a New One: Oxygen
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. As a result, they noticed something baffling: oxygen, the gas many Earth creatures use to breathe, behaves... Read more
China Unveils Plan To Send Astronauts To Mars
In a story published by state news network China Daily, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation announced plans to send astronauts to the surface of Mars. “Sending astronauts there will give man better opportunities to look for traces of life on Mars,” Pang Zhihao, a space technology researcher... Read more
Woman on the Moon

Woman on the Moon

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Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo and Goddess of the Moon and the hunt, encompasses all of our present efforts to return humans to the Moon – to prepare us and propel us on to Mars. Through the Artemis program, we will see the first woman and next man... Read more
SpaceX ‘excited’ about building moon bases and Mars cities at the same time
SpaceX has big dreams to build cities on Mars and bases on the moon at the same time, one of the plan’s key architects revealed over the weekend. Paul Wooster, SpaceX’s principal Mars development engineer, explained that the Starship vessel under development is designed for versatility. That means, as... Read more
Koch, Meir conclude first all-female spacewalk
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir carried out history’s first all-female spacewalk Friday, floating outside the International Space Station and successfully installing a 230-pound replacement battery charger in the lab’s solar power system. The spacewalk began at 7:38 a.m. EDT when Koch, making her fourth excursion, and Meir, making... Read more
NASA’s New Spacesuit:           The xEMU
    NASA has announced the details of the first new spacesuit since the Space Shuttle, which will allow humans to return to the lunar surface and maybe even travel further beyond. But why does NASA need new spacesuits when they already have some in use? When the Space... Read more