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Mars Mission

Why Life On Mars Would Seriously Mess With Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

From a lack of air and drinking water to solar radiation, theoretical Mars pioneers face any number of potential obstacles to colonizing the red plane...

Troublesome Leak Grounds NASA's Next Mission To Mars

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Lest we forget, space travel remains an incredibly tricky endeavor. One day after SpaceX made history with an epic launch and vertical landing of its...

NASA Says Manned Mars Mission Is A Go

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

We're going to Mars -- and we're going in the not-too-distant future. NASA says preparations for a manned mission to the Red Planet are proceeding as ...

Going To Mars Could Fry Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

Thousands of people have volunteered for a potential mission to Mars, but if any of them end up making the trip, they might lose a few brain cells alo...

New Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In 39 Days

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Science

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be one step closer to reality. NASA...

Buzz Aldrin Tweets Epic Superman Photo From Stonehenge

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

Buzz Aldrin is making it no secret that he wants to see humans on Mars. Today, the former NASA astronaut tweeted a photo of himself at Stonehenge,...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman: We Need Neil DeGrasse Tyson To Get People Excited About Going To Mars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers met Wednesday to tackle a daunting task: how to keep Congress committed to investing hundreds of billions of dollars int...

Ambitious Test On Tap For Real-Life 'Flying Saucer'

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

If you've ever wanted to see a real-life "flying saucer," here's your chance. NASA is planning to test-launch a new saucer-shaped spacecraft from t...

I Met a Woman Who Wants to Move to Mars -- and Not Because That's Where Men Are From

Daisy J Lin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

You think Portland doesn't get enough sun? I've seen photos sent by Mars Rover Curiosity and it looks pretty dark and barren, not just "desert screensaver" barren, more like lizard terrarium barren.

NASA To Test New Mars 'Flying Saucer'

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.11.2014 | Science

Mars is inching closer and closer to Earth this month -- really close. In fact, the red planet and Earth will be the closest they'll be until 2016...

Jennifer Bendery

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing ...

NASA Mulls Ethics Of Long-Duration Spaceflight

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Science

NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the...

The Spaceship to Everywhere

Dennis Tito | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science
Dennis Tito

After nearly a year of study and collaboration between the Inspiration Mars Foundation and some of the best and brightest minds in the space industry, the most logical systems architecture for a Mars flyby mission has become crystal clear.

The Strategy of Sochi: Did Censorship or Friendship Define the Winter Games?

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Sochi was a showcase for soft power strategy and there is no doubt that influence plays were being run.

Extended Stay or Suicide Mission?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

No one can dispute that Mars One intends to send the first humans to Mars, or that these humans will die there, because there are no plans to bring them back to Earth. But does a one-way mission to a planet where we might actually be able to survive constitute a suicide mission?

Denied, Deferred, Demented

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The 472 women, including me, who have advanced to what Mars One calls Round Two have a reasonable expectation of being among the first to colonize Mars. It's even conceivable that I could be the one to take the sure-to-become-iconic first footstep onto the surface of the red planet.

It's Time We Commit to Send Humans to Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

If we can achieve Mars without a major increase in budget, it would be fiscally irresponsible not to commit. We have made a long-term investment in space. Let's make the most effective use of taxpayer and private dollars and accomplish something bold and inspiring for the nation and the world.

Woman: I Don't Want Baby On Earth, But I'll Have One On Mars

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2023, the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One plans to send teams of four people to the Red Planet to colonize and live out the rest of their live...

Aspiring Martian Colonists Gather For First Time

Space.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — A group of volunteers hoping to become the first human Martians congregated in one spot for the first time Saturday (Aug. 3) to discuss...

POLL: Asteroid Plan Draws Skeptical Response In Hearing

Posted 05.25.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/22/2013 10:09 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid for astronauts as a deep-space dry run for a f...

First Manned Mission To Mars Flooded With Applicants

Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 10:01 AM EDT on SPACE.com COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — They'll be crammed int...

What's Next For Mars Rover?

Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 03/25/2013 03:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has already achieved its main miss...

Rover's Drill Reveals Planet's True Colors

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/25/2013 12:36 AM EST on SPACE.com The Red Planet's signature color is only skin deep. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity dri...

Manned Outpost Would Let NASA 'Dip Toes' In Deep Space, Expert Says

Posted 11.20.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/20/2012 07:46 AM EST on SPACE.com Sending astronauts to a deep-space outpost beyond the moon's far side could help l...

Next Mars Mission To Solve Big Riddle About Red Planet

Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 08/20/2012 05:09 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's next low-budget planetary mission will land a probe on Mars in 2016 to study ...