NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs

NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs

A multi-year NASA contest to design a 3D-printable Mars habitat using on-planet materials has just hit another milestone — and a handful of teams have taken home some cold hard cash. This more laid-back phase…

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Latest Mars Mission Will Probe The Surface, See If The Planet Shakes [VIDEO]

Latest Mars Mission Will Probe The Surface, See If The Planet Shakes [VIDEO]

NASA sent a Mars probe into space Saturday, the first interplanetary mission launch from the West Coast, and the first rover that will drill past the surface of the red planet. The rocket carrying a…

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Get up super early and watch NASA’s InSight Mars lander launch live

Get up super early and watch NASA’s InSight Mars lander launch live

Night owl? Good news — there’s an historic rocket launch early tomorrow morning that you can catch while the rest of the country is sleeping. NASA’s InSight Mars lander is scheduled for takeoff at 4:05…

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Update: NASA’s InSight Mars lander lifts off

Update: NASA’s InSight Mars lander lifts off

Update: The Atlas V rocket lifted off on-time and is currently eleven minutes into the second stage of the flight, the booster having separated successfully… My fairings open like petals on a flower and let my…

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Elon Musk: Mars spaceship may test in early 2019

During a surprise Q&A session at the 2018 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, famed entrepreneur Elon Musk made another audacious claim. He reckons that test flights for SpaceX’s “Big Falcon Rocket” (BFR) spaceship…

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Curiosity Rover Tests a New Way to Drill Mars

Curiosity Rover Tests a New Way to Drill Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used a new drill method to produce a hole on February 26 in a target named Lake Orcadie. The hole marks the first operation of the rover’s drill since a motor…

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Thanks to erosion wearing away surface rock on Mars, Erosion is revealing surprising amounts of water ice on Mars

Thanks to erosion wearing away surface rock on Mars, scientists using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted thick deposits of ice in the planet’s mid-latitudes that extend hundreds of feet deep. The discovery, described in…

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Six Scientists complete eight-month #Mars mission… on earth

Six scientists have successfully completed a space mission without ever setting foot in a rocket. The crew spent eight-months cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a barren plateau just beneath a remote Hawaiian volcano….

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