Catching up with the MARS Curiosity rover

While in the US I had the privilege of listening to Nagin Cox from the mission operations team for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) – NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover. Who? OK, first a bit of background on her … Nagin graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and a BA in Psychology … Read moreCatching up with the MARS Curiosity rover

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees ‘Evening Star’ Earth

Now this might not look like much, but that is a picture taken on MARS and in the sky is everything we have ever known or loved in one tiny blue dot (hat tip to Carl for that thought) … Hey, I can’t see it, can you zoom in? Sure, here you go, and guess … Read moreNASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees ‘Evening Star’ Earth

Nasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen before’

There is a really interesting story in today’s Independent that caught my eye … A mysterious rock which appeared in front of the Opportunity rover is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”, according to Mars exploration scientists at Nasa. Experts said they were “completely confused” by both the origins and makeup of the object, which … Read moreNasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen before’

The face on MARS … er, well not quite a face as such.

They never intended to do so … honestly … but alas NASA has managed to draw an image of a Penis on the surface Mars. As reported by the HuffPo … The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years ago, in an effort to search the surface of Mars for signs of … Read moreThe face on MARS … er, well not quite a face as such.

Independent Mars mission planned for 2018

The Inspiration Mars Foundation,  an organization led by Dennis Tito, the first space tourist (pictured), will apparently announce next Wednesday Feb. 27 a planned mission to Mars in 2018. So is he going to be going himself? Nope, I suspect not, while he did personally buy a ticket for a visiting mission to the International Space Station, and was … Read moreIndependent Mars mission planned for 2018

MARS … anybody willing to go?

A group called MARS One has issued their Requirements for anybody willing to go to MARS … AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS, 08 JANUARY 2013 – Mars One, a not-for-profit organization which plans to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023, today issued the base requirements for its pending Astronaut Selection Program. This establishes the first … Read moreMARS … anybody willing to go?