NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

The spacecraft launch that was supposed to happen this month had to be delayed due to a vacuum leak in its prime science instrument in December.

NASA testing new technology to help spacecraft land safely on Mars

NASA testing new technology to help spacecraft land safely on Mars

Doing so helps engineers understand how it would perform after exposure to handling, storage and deployment during a space flight mission.

NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts

NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts

This is of direct benefit be it for India or California where we see tectonic activity.

If there really is life on Mars, how would it be? NASA carries out life-detection drill!

If there really is life on Mars, how would it be? NASA carries out life-detection drill!

As per NASA, despite being considerably warmer than Mars, the extreme dryness the soil chemistry in the Atacama Desert are remarkably similar to that of the Red Planet.  

See pic: NASA's Mars rover Opportunity scales challenging terrains!

See pic: NASA's Mars rover Opportunity scales challenging terrains!

Opportunity is NASA's senior rover, which has been on Mars for 12 years now.

Ryan Reynolds in talks for Mars mission film 'Life'!

Ryan Reynolds in talks for Mars mission film 'Life'!

Ryan Reynolds is in negotiations to star in a Mars mission film 'Life'.

Watch: A trip to the Red Planet will do this to your brain!

Watch: A trip to the Red Planet will do this to your brain!

In possibly one of the most well-known experiments, Mars500 had six men spend 520 days in a pressurized facility in Russia – the longest simulated space mission to date.  

ISRO to release Mars Orbiter atlas on Mangalyaan's first anniversary

ISRO to release Mars Orbiter atlas on Mangalyaan's first anniversary

India's momentous Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which is set to mark its first anniversary in the Martian orbit on Thursday, September 24, will last for many years, according to ISRO.

DNA: SC orders CBI probe into Vyapam scam

The Supreme Court on Thursday transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the investigation into the criminal cases related to the Vyapam scam and more than 40 deaths linked to it.

Smart plan to send humans to Mars

Smart plan to send humans to Mars

A step-wise approach can send humans to Mars in a much efficient and cheap way, scientists say.

India's Mars mission may last "many years," says ISRO chief

India's Mars mission may last "many years," says ISRO chief

The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is in a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period has enough fuel for it to last "many years", Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kiran Kumar said today.

ISRO bags Space Pioneer Award for its Mars mission

ISRO bags Space Pioneer Award for its Mars mission

The country's low-cost Mars mission which is in rendezvous with the red Planet for an extended period has been presented with the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 by the US' National Space Society.

Mangalyaan's communication blackout phase: What you should know!

Mangalyaan's communication blackout phase: What you should know!

Starting today, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with Mars for an extended period will enter the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission enters 15-day 'blackout' phase

India's Mars Orbiter Mission enters 15-day 'blackout' phase

Starting today, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with Mars for an extended period has entered the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.

Mangalyaan to enter 15-day "blackout" phase from Monday: ISRO

Mangalyaan to enter 15-day "blackout" phase from Monday: ISRO

Starting tomorrow, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with the red planet for an extended period will enter the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.

UAE gears up for Mars mission

UAE gears up for Mars mission

State-owned Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is ramping up its efforts to support the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in achieving its goal of sending an unmanned space probe to Mars by 2021, a media report said on Saturday.

Mars mission makes India top ranking space power: China report

India's accomplishment in becoming the only Asian country to send a spacecraft to Mars has earned it a place in the top rankings of space-faring nations, a report by a Chinese research institution has said.

 India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

India to launch heavy satellite by December next year

With the successful testing of indigenous cryogenic engine, India has attained the capability of putting heavy satellites in orbit and the first one is expected to be launched by December next year, government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Silver catalysts may aid long-term space travel

Silver catalysts may aid long-term space travel

Silver electrocatalysts may help enable long-term space travel, such as manned missions to Mars, by recovering oxygen from carbon dioxide, scientists say.

Mineral that has implications for Mars mission identified

Mineral that has implications for Mars mission identified

A mineral that breaks down organic compounds when it is flash-heated has key implications for the Mars Curiosity Mission, scientists reported.