This Arab country has a Mars space mission


It sounds like a challenge of galactic proportions. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) says that despite its space agency only being three years old, it remains on track to launch a probe to Mars by 2020. The Hope probe would touch down on the red planet by 2021, in time …

The Space Review: Mars mission sequels

  While SpaceX’s BFR will have other applications, Elon Musk made clear that his central goal remains humans to Mars. (credit: SpaceX) by Jeff FoustMonday, October 2, 2017 At least the second time around was not nearly as chaotic as the first. When Elon Musk came to Guadalajara, Mexico, in …

NewsFix in Space: NASA astronauts may need genetic altering to go to Mars, plus what’s up with trash in space?

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MARS – Today’s adventure takes us to the planet Mars, where NASA hopes to send some astronauts in the not-too-distant future. But in order to go there, NASA said they’re going to need to alter the DNA of future Mars astronauts to protect them …

Mission Mars, from home – Livemint

Nasa’s ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars. Reuters/NASARemember astronaut Mark Watney and the way he was stranded alone on Mars in the 2015 science fiction movie The Martian? Now, you can experience the planet yourself. Google and the US space agency Nasa have come together to create a web virtual reality experiment …

NASA tests wild supersonic parachute for Mars 2020 mission

NASA’s next Mars rover will hopefully land with the gentleness of a parent setting a baby into a crib. The space agency just tested its Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) with a rocket launch that sent a parachute into the upper atmosphere. The video is stunning.The test is …

NASA Accepting Names For Mars InSight Mission From Vandenberg AFB | Local News

Insight lander to explore Red Planet’s interior, will launch in May Through Nov. 1, people can submit their names to be included on the Mars InSight lander mission set to launch in May from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Contributed photo) NASA has given people another chance to fly — their names — on …

As space race targets Mars, Florida’s Space Coast is ready for takeoff

As the next generation of the space race sets its sights on Mars, Florida’s Space Coast hopes to reap the benefits with a return to what put it on the map. On this edition of Orlando Sentinel Snapshot, we focus on the space industry’s push to get man back into …

NASA considers altering astronaut DNA for Mars mission

Published time: 9 Oct, 2017 12:37 NASA wants to manipulate the DNA of its astronauts headed to Mars to protect them from cancer-causing cosmic radiation. NASA plans to send its first manned mission to Mars between 2030 and 2040 but still faces a number of obstacles before then.The Mars-bound astronauts …