A botched Russian Mars probe is just hours away from a fiery doom when it plunges into Earth’s atmosphere in a fatal crash, but it won’t fall over the United States, Russian space officials said today (Jan. 15). An artist’s concept of the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft nearing the Martian moon Phobos, something the failed probe never […]
Skywatchers who venture outside tonight (Jan. 13) after 11 p.m. local time and look east-southeast will likely take notice of the waning gibbous moon and a very bright yellowish-orange “star” glowing well above and to its left. That “star,” however, is actually the Red Planet, Mars. In truth, the apparent distance between our natural satellite […]
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NASA is set to launch its next Mars rover in search of whether the Red Plant was able to support life. Lee Cowan gets a behind-the-scenes look at NASA’s .5 billion dream machine.
The Lockheed Martin-built Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle takes shape for advanced missions capable of safely transporting humans to asteroids, Lagrange Points and other deep space destinations that will put us on an affordable and sustainable path to Mars.