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NASA`s next lander to probe Red Planet`s past

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:43

Giving new wings to NASA`s Mars mission, a new lander - slated to be launched next year - will look into the inner workings and early stages of the Red Planet`s development billions of years ago.

Australian woman leads NASA`s search for life on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 00:21

Abigail Allwood, an Australian geologist becomes the first woman to lead an important venture: NASA’s search for life on Mars. Named one of the world’s top 10 scientific minds in 2006, she is considered to be ``extraordinary brilliant``.

Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 18:56

Near-earth asteroids provide a unique opportunity to test the new technologies and capabilities we need for future human missions to Mars, NASA has said.

NASA successfully tests `saucer shaped` vehicle for future Mars missions

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:49

NASA has recently tested an effective saucer shaped vehicle technology that could be used for future Mars missions.

Trajectory correction of Mars mission likely by June 11

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:57

Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to perform its next trajectory correction manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter mission on June 11.

India`s Mars mission: Mangalyaan crosses half-way mark

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 18:04

India`s Mars Orbitter Mission, (MOM) has crossed half the total distance of its voyage to the Red Planet since it left Earth December 1, last year.

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:04

Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts said today.

India`s Mars mission 200 days away from reaching destination

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 21:43

India`s ambitious maiden inter- planetary voyage Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), launched in November last year, has covered over 21 million km and as of today is exactly 200 days away from reaching the red planet`s orbit on September 24.

Mars One mission to use new `People`s Map of Mars`

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 11:25

Netherlands based non-profit organization Mars One has signed a deal with space-funding company Uwingu to use a new "People`s Map of Mars" for all of its missions to the Red planet.

Mars mission will mark beginning of glorious chapter: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:37

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday wished success to the forthcoming Mars Orbiter programme, saying the mission will mark the beginning of a new glorious chapter for India in space explorations.

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says Frenchwoman

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 09:46

A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first Earthlings to settle on Mars - even with no option of return.

62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 18:06

Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024.