Ity was sent up to Mars with the important job of hunting for microbes on the red planet’s surface. Now that job is done, and Curiosity is getting a new mission
This is the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2018 rover. Well, actually that's only half the story: it is in fact a 1:2 scale model that’s been tested over the past few weeks in the ESA’s Mars Yard, but you get the picture (literally). Read more >>
This looks like it could be the latest rover to land on the surface of Mars. But in fact it’s a test of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission happening right here on Earth. Read more >>
The result is a great self portrait of the car-sized robotic explorer
The idea is to drive engineers to create robust, affordable ways to explore the reaches of space.
The Mars rover has been hammering it too hard and needs to take a softer approach.
Eleven years ago NASA's Opportunity rover touched down on Mars for what was supposed to be a 90-day mission. Since then it has traveled almost 26 miles on the Martian surface
A wonderful showcase of pareidolia: the human compulsion to find significant resemblances in inanimate objects.
MOXIE is a machine that sucks in carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and pumps out pure oxygen for use in rocket fuel — or someday, for humans to breathe.
NASA's moon-bound geology lab was designed for two week research mission as part of a plan to eventually set up a permanent moon base. But it sadly never happened.
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