Mars mission

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

While NASA will move forward with plans to create a new space station around the Moon – the Lunar Orbit Platform-Gateway – the budget confirmed earlier reports indicating plans to end funding for the International Space Station (ISS) in 2025.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
How will a 3-year Mars mission affect humans? NASA calls for more research

How will a 3-year Mars mission affect humans? NASA calls for more research

While typical missions to the International Space Station (ISS) last just six months, a round-trip mission to Mars could last three years.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:43 PM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 mission: Here's how Martian samples will be brought back

NASA's Mars 2020 mission: Here's how Martian samples will be brought back

Mars 2020 relies heavily on the system designs and spare hardware previously created for Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover, which landed in 2012.

Dec 12, 2017, 08:39 AM IST
NASA, Bradley varsity creating 3D-printed habitats for Mars

NASA, Bradley varsity creating 3D-printed habitats for Mars

Due to its thin atmosphere and desolate surface, Mars is uninhabitable for humans as it is. 

Dec 04, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
Scientists successfully give life to two earthworms in Mars soil simulant

Scientists successfully give life to two earthworms in Mars soil simulant

 Worms are very important for a healthy soil, not only on Earth but also in future indoor gardens on Mars or the Moon.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
First supersonic parachute test of Mars 2020 mission completed: NASA

First supersonic parachute test of Mars 2020 mission completed: NASA

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. However, well-designed advance testing helps.

Nov 21, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
NASA testing energy tech to 'empower' human crews on Mars

NASA testing energy tech to 'empower' human crews on Mars

Offering prolonged life and reliability, such technology could produce from one to 10 kilowatts of electrical power, continuously for 10 years or more.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Over 1 lakh Indians will be 'travelling' to Mars, country ranks third in global list

Over 1 lakh Indians will be 'travelling' to Mars, country ranks third in global list

NASA on Wednesday stated, that India ranks third in the global list with regard to the number of names submitted for the Mars mission.

Nov 09, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 rover will study the Red Planet with 23 'eyes'

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will study the Red Planet with 23 'eyes'

After Pathfinder (1997), the Spirit and Opportunity rovers were designed with 10 cameras each, including on their landers; Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover has 17.

Nov 01, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
Mars has excellent conditions to generate oxygen from CO2, says study

Mars has excellent conditions to generate oxygen from CO2, says study

Mars has excellent conditions for In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) by plasma.

Oct 23, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

The grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel. 

Oct 11, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai is coming up with plans to establish a 'space simulation city' to provide "a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars."

Oct 03, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Their experiment included everything from being forced to live in the cramped habitat of the dome to having to rely solely on packaged food - and virtually no contact with another living soul.

Sep 17, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Astronauts' survival on Mars not a problem anymore! Scientists find a solution in human waste

Astronauts' survival on Mars not a problem anymore! Scientists find a solution in human waste

There will be limited cargo on the Martian spacecraft, which could amount to inconvenience during exploration on the planet.

Aug 25, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

The space agency has been in news for years regarding the future possiblity of sending humans on the red planet.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer

Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer

Previous studies have shown the health risks from galactic cosmic ray exposure to astronauts include cancer, central nervous system effects, cataracts, circulatory diseases and acute radiation syndromes. 

Jun 06, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!

The process that carved Perseverance Valley into the rim of Endeavour Crater billions of years ago has not yet been identified.

May 16, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

The lunar presence would serve as a launching point for the spacecraft that will carry humans to Mars, a NASA official said.

May 11, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Remarkably, the technique requires only that the red-hued building blocks be compressed in a precise way – no additives or baking required.

Apr 28, 2017, 10:46 AM IST

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