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Five Freaky Facts About Living On Mars | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

What would life on Mars really be like? It would be hard, that's what. And amazing. There is no air or accessible water on the red planet, and noth...

The Next Decade in Commercial Spaceflight

Kellie Gerardi | Posted 05.08.2016 | Science
Kellie Gerardi

We need to move beyond the "flags and footprints" missions and travel to space with the intent to stay, and Mars is our best bet. The good news is that the majority of the obstacles are economic, rather than engineering. The bad news is that it's a tough business case to close.

Why Space Architecture Matters If You Want to Go to Mars

R. Joseph Cassady | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science
R. Joseph Cassady

The sheer distances involved, coupled with the combination of moderately strong gravity and a very thin atmosphere make Mars a challenging place to get to. That is why the mission architecture selected does matter.

On the Anniversary of Apollo 8

Kendrick Oliver | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Kendrick Oliver

Mars has been restored to the reachable horizons of human spaceflight. Millionaire financier and engineer Dennis Tito has announced a plan to launch a middle-aged married couple on a flyby mission to the planet in early January 2018, returning them to Earth a year and a half later.

Preventing Infection on a Mission to Mars

Dr. Leonard Mermel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
Dr. Leonard Mermel

What potential frailties of the human experience may become manifest during an 18-month round trip mission to Mars?

Let's Not Wait for Utopia Before We Send Humans to Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Chris Carberry

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngA focused and well-conceived space program has the strong potential to improve society -- reducing problems here at home.

A Next Decade Mars Program

G. Scott Hubbard | Posted 10.28.2012 | Science
G. Scott Hubbard

Humanity is tantalizing close to finding out whether Mars was ever an abode for life. Let us continue to be bold in our endeavors.

Are You a Martian? The Intrigue, Mystery and Allure of the Red Planet

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weird News
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Spacecrafts from the U.S. have photographed strange formations on Mars that look like ancient ruins of buildings. NASA has spent many years debunking the images, but after looking at them, you must decide for yourself if these structures are natural or made artificially.

Earth Rover 'Stupidity'

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Curiosity has inspired many, me included, to consider the potential of humankind. But our limitations bring me down. If Mars sent a rover to Earth, it would be called Stupidity.

Curiosity: The Mars Rover and the Promise of Space Exploration

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science
Chris Carberry

On the morning of August 6, Curiosity, the most ambitious and complex robotic rover in space history, will land on the Martian surface. If successful, it could help answer questions we have been asking for a century, most notably: Could Mars have ever have sustained life?

The Uncharted Territories of Mars: Is Science Enough?

Norbert Kraft | Posted 09.02.2012 | Science
Norbert Kraft

A project that aims to establish the first settlement on Mars by 2023, Mars One will provide the opportunity for scientists worldwide to work together and to achieve what previously has seemed impossible: to travel to Mars and to settle there.

How Much Will Space Tourists Have To Shell Out To Go To Mars?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

Where would you rather go, Disneyland or Mars? No doubt a visit to the magic kingdom would be great, but for a little more cash, an eccentric billi...

Mars In 40 Days: New Rocket Engine Could Make Quick Space Travel Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last week, reported an exciting piece of news for space exploration enthusiasts: technology that could someday make human travel to Mars pos...