Mars Mission News
Want to live on Mars? Here's what it will feel like
NASA unveiled its new Mars-simulation habitat, in which volunteers will live for a year at a time to test what life will be like on future missions to Earth's neighbour
ISRO's Mars orbiter was made for mission life of six months, completed seven years in orbit this month
The lessons learnt have raised the confidence of ISRO scientists for taking up future interplanetary missions.
NASA confirms Perseverance rover has collected, stowed away its first Mars rock sample
Perseverance uses a drill and a hollow coring bit at the end of its 2-meter-long robotic arm to extract samples.
NASA's Perseverance rover might've succeeded in collecting a piece of Martian rock
NASA plans a mission to bring around 30 samples back to Earth in the 2030s, where scientists will be able to conduct more detailed analysis that might confirm there was microbial life.
Hit and miss: Perseverance rover failed its first rock sample collection on Mars
NASA plans on bringing back around 30 samples that will be analyzed with sophisticated instruments than those on Mars.
Perseverance rover gears up for its first rock collection drive on Mars
The crater was once home to an ancient lake and analyzing these samples will reveal clues about the rocks' chemical and mineral composition.
Mars' auroras happen all over the planet and UAE's Hope orbiter captures new images
While Earth’s magnetic field is like one large bar magnet, Mars' magnetic field is like if someone has taken "bag of magnets and dumped them into the crust of the planet.
CNSA's Zhurong rover, lander click selfie with dusty Martian surface in the background
The orbiter and lander both display small Chinese flags while the lander has outlines of the mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Navigation error sends NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on a wild, confusing ride on Mars
It landed safely because its built-in system to provide an extra margin for stability “came to the rescue.”
China's Zhurong rover begins its 90-day exploration of Utopia Planitia on Mars
China has come a long way in its race to catch up with the US and Russia, who have decades of experience in space exploration.
China’s ambitious plans in space go beyond the moon and Mars
China is planning a single, 10-year mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and pass by a comet.
Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet
Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars
This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.
Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars
The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars
This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.
How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?
Ingenuity doesn’t have the rear rotor blades and commands cannot be given in real-time.
Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars
Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.
NASA shares Perseverance rover's selfie with its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars
The Ingenuity helicopter is only 1.8 kg in weight can be seen at a distance of four metres from the rover in the selfie
NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth