Mars

Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

The UAE is Building a Simulated Mars City to Prepare Future Colonists

Despite The Martian showing us all just how crummy life on Mars would actually be, plenty of people around the world still have a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 7:44PM

Six Scientists Emerge From an Isolation Dome After an Eight-Month Mars Simulation

One of the next stamps on humanity's galactic passport is Mars, but before we can get an astronaut there, we have to make sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 11:22AM

Russia Claims Its New Main Battle Tank Will Be Able to Run on Mars

Don't believe everything you read online--especially when it's a state-run media outlet that claims its government has a new tank...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:07AM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

NASA Will Attempt to Create Oxygen From the Atmosphere on Mars

There are tons of reasons why we can't live on Mars just yet, even ignoring the unfinished challenge of actually moving some people...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 4:40PM

Stephen Hawking: "I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth."

Many scientists will wholeheartedly agree that climate change is the most pressing threat facing humans today. Legendary theoretical...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:59AM

A Few Reasons Why Living on Mars Would Suck

We're sure that a great lot of you would jump for joy at the chance to visit Mars. A largely unexplored alien planet with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 11:10AM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM

The United Arab Emirates Announces Plans For a Human Colony on Mars by 2117

The Mars 2117 Project is the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) plan to have a functional human colony on Mars by the year 2117. This...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 3:04PM

NASA Says It Won't Follow the Prime Directive When Exploring Other Planets

With films like The Mars Generation hyping up human exploration of the Red Planet and Elon Musk planning the new SpaceX Martian...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 5:05PM

'The Mars Generation' Trailer Wants to Send Tomorrow's Astronauts to Mars

It's been a long time since mankind first walked on the moon, and it's also a long time since they last walked on the moon....

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 11:45AM

SpaceX and Elon Musk Featured on NatGeo's MARS

National Geographic's new hit mini-series 'MARS' just premiered last week, and the stunning mash-up of science and science fiction is...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 21 November 2016 - 4:31PM

Mars Bullseye Could Be Host to Ancient Life

Last week, a group of scientists from the University of Texas delved deep into the eyes of two famous Marian craters, the Hellas...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:22PM

NASA Says They're Not Racing SpaceX to Mars

According Elon Musk, we could be sending humans to Mars by the early 2020s (President Obama has set the date closer to the 2030s)....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 12:52PM

A New Technology Could Help NASA Detect Life on Mars

David Bowie's hit song Life on Mars has never been more relevant--everybody's talking about Mars, making plans to go to Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 3:27PM

UPDATED: The ExoMars Mission Lander Just Fell Through Mars' Atmosphere - Did It Survive?

It's been a big month for interplanetary exploration--first Elon Musk announces his plans to colonize Mars with an Interplanetary...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 2:21PM

Here's What Mars Would Look Like With Water

Mars is on everybody's minds, from Elon Musk's plan to make humanity a multiplanetary species to President Obama's announcement that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:55PM

Obama Wants To Send Astronauts to Mars by the 2030s

Two weeks ago, Elon Musk spoke before the International Aeronautical Congress and laid out a bold plan to make humanity a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 12:56PM