Mars Missions

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Mars 'wobbles' as it spins, the exact cause may take 'years of high quality data' to uncover
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Mars 'wobbles' as it spins, the exact cause may take 'years of high quality data' to uncover

The planet's poles wander up to 10 centimetres from the average axis of rotation, in a cycle that repeats every 207 days.

NASA underestimating the time, money needed to bring Mars rocks back to Earth: Report
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NASA underestimating the time, money needed to bring Mars rocks back to Earth: Report

NASA and the ESA should consider moving the next sample-return efforts from 2026 to 2028, due to the technological challenges, the panel said.

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover secured to Atlas V rocket ahead of 30 July launch
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover secured to Atlas V rocket ahead of 30 July launch

The Atlas V will leave the Integration Facility a good two days before its scheduled launch on 30 July.

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover to honor medical teams fighting COVID-19
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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover to honor medical teams fighting COVID-19

With only a month till liftoff, the team revealed a commemorative plate on the rover – the COVID-19 Perseverance plate – designed in the last few weeks.

Mars has shallow deposits of water-ice that astronauts can reach with a shovel: NASA
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Mars has shallow deposits of water-ice that astronauts can reach with a shovel: NASA

We may not have a spaceship to carry our astronauts to Mars yet, but NASA sure knows where to land it.

Mustard on Mars? Czech scientists growing mustard plants for future colonies on Mars
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Mustard on Mars? Czech scientists growing mustard plants for future colonies on Mars

The technique of aeroponics is being used, to grow plants suspended in the air, without soil, and a limiting water supply.

SpaceX unveils new design for prototype Mars spacecraft Starship with missions expected in months
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SpaceX unveils new design for prototype Mars spacecraft Starship with missions expected in months

The latest iteration of the Starship Mars spacecraft was revealed to a crowd of space enthusiasts and reporters at SpaceX's Boca Chica facility.

ESA's ExoMars rover is ready for environmental testing ahead of 2020 landing on Mars
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ESA's ExoMars rover is ready for environmental testing ahead of 2020 landing on Mars

The mission's primary goals are to check for the history of life and water on the Red Planet.

NASA researchers take to the lava fields in Iceland to prep the Mars 2020 rover
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NASA researchers take to the lava fields in Iceland to prep the Mars 2020 rover

The Lambahraun lava field in Iceland has been chosen to prepare the rover for Mars' surface.

Wine might be the answer to all our spacefaring woes, saving astronauts from muscle degeneration and worse
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Wine might be the answer to all our spacefaring woes, saving astronauts from muscle degeneration and worse

A daily dose of wine could help protect astronauts from the degenerative effects of space travel.

NASA executive resigns weeks after being appointed to lead 2024 moon landing mission
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NASA executive resigns weeks after being appointed to lead 2024 moon landing mission

If the $1.6 billion funding doesn't come through, NASA will revert to its original plan to land in 2028.

NASA plans to send people to the Moon by 2024, but Mars only likely by 2033... or 2060
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NASA plans to send people to the Moon by 2024, but Mars only likely by 2033... or 2060

NASA's likelihood of reaching Mars by 2033 was found 'infeasible', a realistic estimate being 2039.

SpaceX's Starship will 'bleed water' from small holes on the outside, says Musk
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SpaceX's Starship will 'bleed water' from small holes on the outside, says Musk

The heat shield doubles as added strength...something that hasn't been done before: Musk.

SpaceX Starship's drool-worthy design for Mars hopper revealed by CEO Elon Musk
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SpaceX Starship's drool-worthy design for Mars hopper revealed by CEO Elon Musk

The shape & build of the future Mars hopper bears resemblance to a rocket from a 1950s Tintin comic.

Human Mars missions would be 'stupid' idea, says former NASA astronaut Bill Anders
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Human Mars missions would be 'stupid' idea, says former NASA astronaut Bill Anders

Why send people to Mars when rovers & probes are doing great work at a fraction of the cost: Anders.

NASA’s InSight lander snaps its selfie on Mars using its robotic arm from above
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NASA’s InSight lander snaps its selfie on Mars using its robotic arm from above

InSight also caught a survey shot of the patch of Mars where it will set down its science instruments.

Sounds from Mars: NASA InSight hears its first sounds of wind, geological activity
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Sounds from Mars: NASA InSight hears its first sounds of wind, geological activity

The sounds are from wind blowing against InSight’s solar panels, causing the spacecraft to vibrate.

NASA InSight unfolds solar arrays, snaps some pictures on Mars after safety checks
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NASA InSight unfolds solar arrays, snaps some pictures on Mars after safety checks

Engineers plan to fold open & use InSight’s five arms to get cracking on some geology experiments.

Next big challenge in Indian space research is astrobiology: Former ISRO Chief
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Next big challenge in Indian space research is astrobiology: Former ISRO Chief

When we go to Mars, we will need to understand the changes that a body would undergo: Radhakrishnan.

NASA's InSight lands on Mars: First robot geologist to study Marsquakes, meteorite impacts and what constitutes rocky planets
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NASA's InSight lands on Mars: First robot geologist to study Marsquakes, meteorite impacts and what constitutes rocky planets

NASA's InSight lander is packed with instruments to study Mars' interiors for "vitals" and Marsquakes.