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 more Independent 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 more MARS … anybody willing to go?

There are hints that something amazing has just been discovered on Mars

The quote of the moment is … ‘This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good,’ said John Grotzinger, chief scientist in the Curiosity team, in an interview with NPR. Mr Grotzinger would not be drawn on what the discovery actually was. He told NPR that his team won’t be ready to … Read more There are hints that something amazing has just been discovered on Mars

Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2

Hey, I love this, its a 360 degree panorama view of Mars composed using shots taken by Curiosity. This was composed by Photographer Andrew Bodrov who is a member of the International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA). To view, simply click here, then once in you can use your mouse or the arrow keys to scroll … Read more Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2

The First Color Panorama from Mars by Curiosity

OK yes, I’m a bit late to the game with this one, it has been around for some time … but this is MARS, I just had to do it. This is indeed a strange gravelly place with a large mountain in the distance. Curiosity has landed on target near the edge of 150-km wide Gale Crater, with Mount Sharp on the horizon being the … Read more The First Color Panorama from Mars by Curiosity

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps pic of Curiosity Rover’s Descent

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured an impressive picture of the Curiosity rover’s nail-biting and extremely successful descent. This was no accident, the MRS team had been planning this since last March, they reckoned they had a 60% chance of getting this shot. Now leat you wonder, MRO is a satellite flying high above … Read more Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps pic of Curiosity Rover’s Descent