WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a road trip that could test the best of marriages: Mars. A tycoon announced plans Wednesday to send a middle-aged couple on a privately built spaceship to slingshot around the red planet and come back home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To scientists’ excitement, the Curiosity rover has completed its first drilling on Mars and is preparing to analyze a pinch of powdery rock.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASA is partnering with a commercial space company to test an inflatable room that can be compressed into a 7-foot tube for delivery to the International Space Station.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 2-billion-year-old rock that broke from Mars and landed in the Sahara desert is quite different from other Martian meteorites. Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, a yearlong analysis found.
MOSCOW (AP) – NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos have named the two men who will spend a year aboard the International Space Station to gather more data about the effects of weightlessness on humans. NASA’s Scott […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Mars rover Curiosity is poised to drive again after being parked at a sand dune for the past month. The mission team said Thursday the six-wheel rover will head […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say initial sampling of Mars’ atmosphere by the NASA rover Curiosity did not definitively detect methane, a gas that can be a clue to determining if the red planet […]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover. The six-wheel spacecraft captured an image of the puzzling object Monday after […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet’s sand. But only after NASA’s rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred. The […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers. The new idea surfaced as a special team looking for a new Mars robotic exploration plan released a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars. Its tracks are big enough to be seen from space. In just one month, it’s driven 368 feet on the red planet, […]