A study suggests sperm can survive on Mars for 200 years. The findings "are essential for mankind to progress into the space age," said its co-author.
A 360-degree video captures the sound of Mars' windy atmosphere. Another panorama gives a look at the rover's tracks.
The photos include a 360 degree panorama of the terrain, a selfie of the rover, and a picture of the rover's landing platform sporting a Chinese flag.
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover will explore the Jezero Crater, collecting rock samples and searching for signs of ancient life.
Ingenuity had never seen this new airfield before, but it landed safely anyway. The helicopter has repeatedly defied NASA's expectations.
One of SpaceX's oil rigs, Phobos, is now located in Pascagoula, a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, The Sun Herald reported.
Mars clouds are seasonal and rare, but Curiosity caught some colorful early wisps that seem to be made of carbon dioxide "dry ice" rather than water.
The platform is intended to be used as a launch and landing platform for the SpaceX Starship, a spacecraft that Musk intends to send to Mars.
NASA's $2.7 billion Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February, and will bring back Martian soil to Earth over three missions.
Ingenuity lost just one navigation photo, but that made it tilt back and forth in the air on the way to its most daring Mars landing yet.
Ingenuity has embarked on a fresh mission to scout Martian terrain. Its next flight will take it to a new, unsurveyed area.
On May 15, China's Zhurong rover landed on Mars. The rover just left its landing pad and completed its first test drive on the Martian surface.
A shot of Curiosity was captured on a terrene known as Mont Mercou, which sits on the northern fringe of Mount Sharp, near the center of Gale crater.
China landed its Zhurong rover on Mars Saturday. After taking photos, the rover will start scanning the planet's volcanic-rock fields for water ice.
The Zhurong rover is almost ready to start scanning Mars' volcanic-rock fields for hidden water ice. Such reserves could help future Mars astronauts.
China's Tianwen-1 mission could be the first to deploy an orbiter, lander, and rover all at once. But only half of Mars landings have succeeded.
China's National Space Administration said its Tianwen-1 spacecraft is expected to land on Mars between May 15 and May 19 local time.
SpaceX's Starship rocket will launch on the 23-story Super Heavy booster, which will carry it into orbit for its first test flight around the Earth.
Ingenuity is shattering milestones that NASA engineers once thought impossible. It flew higher than ever and landed in new territory.
Ingenuity has surprised NASA scientists with its first four flights. Now, as it begins a new mission, they can hear it for the first time.
SpaceX have launched five Starship prototypes in five months. The latest version is the only one to not explode.
Presidential administration transitions can give NASA whiplash, but Bill Nelson wants the US space program to have "constancy of purpose."
The Ingenuity helicopter is starting to scout uncharted Martian terrain in a surprise second mission.
Ingenuity's flights have gone so well that NASA has completely changed its plans. The helicopter gets at least another month to test new capabilities.
Ingenuity didn't get off the ground for its ambitious fourth flight. NASA engineers have just a week left to push the Mars helicopter to its limits.
As NASA prepared to go back to the moon with SpaceX, Elon Musk and Scott Hubbard, a former NASA Mars program leader, eyed future crewed Mars missions.
The Ingenuity team aims to push the space drone to the extremes. They don't expect it to survive, though.
Ingenuity is moving fast after its first flight. Future attempts will go further and faster as NASA engineers push the helicopter 'to the limit.'
NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars, where the atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide. An experiment just turned some of that CO2 into oxygen.
NASA's robot helicopter Ingenuity successfully took off and landed on Mars on Monday, the first time humans have flown an aircraft on another planet.
Ingenuity's first flight was "flawless" and "absolutely beautiful," the NASA team said. The helicopter could power up again on Thursday.
The images show the historic first flight of the Ingenuity drone, recorded by the nearby ground-based Perseverance rover.
Ingenuity flew 10 feet above the Martian surface on Monday and snapped a photo of its shadow from the air. NASA expects to get video soon.
NASA flew its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday, marking the first controlled, powered flight humans have done on another planet.
The Perseverance rover carried Ingenuity to Mars in its belly, and now the space drone has flown. It's the first helicopter flight on another planet.
NASA's Mars helicopter is set to make spaceflight history. But "there's a lot of things that could go wrong," one Ingenuity engineer said.
After a few setbacks, Nasa's helicopter will finally get on its way, following its landing with Perseverance back in February.
The InSight lander is shutting down nonessential operations to save energy. An out-of-season dust storm could end its life on Mars.
Mars seems to have an Earth-like interior that's wrapped in a dry, moon-like crust. But scientists are missing the biggest, most revealing quakes.
NASA says it will set a new flight date next week. Ingenuity engineers are working on a minor software tweak to help the drone spin its rotor blades.
The photo of a section of the sea of dunes, covering an area the size of Texas, was captured by Nasa's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed on Friday, but a "watchdog" timer that identifies issues abruptly cut the test short.
"I'm feeling a lot of emotions": NASA's Ingenuity engineers are getting antsy for their helicopter's first flight.
NASA's Perseverance rover is using its robotic arm to take selfies on Mars. It captured its body in an image alongside the Ingenuity helicopter.
NASA just landed a new rover on Mars, but the old one is still climbing a mountain and unearthing the story of how Mars lost its water.
After NASA's Ingenuity helicopter separated from the Perseverance rover on Mars, it took a photo. Once the drone takes flight, it'll snap more pics.
The account for NASA's Perseverance rover tweeted the explanation on Tuesday and said many people had asked whether the photo showed a rainbow.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has separated from the Perseverance rover on Mars. It's almost ready to pioneer a new form of space exploration.
A NASA Perseverance rover driver explains what it's like driving a nuclear-powered machine during a pandemic and how she manages a work-life balance.
Musk said SpaceX would land its reusable Starship rockets on Mars years before European space companies begin to focus on launch systems.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is set to lift off from the Martian surface in April. It will be a "Wright Brothers moment" in space.
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars last month. Microphones on board have recorded sounds of the rover driving.
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars last month. Microphones on board have recorded sounds of the rover's lasers vaporizing Martian rocks.
NASA released an audiotape of its rover zapping a rock this week, highlighting another example of the robot's successful trip to the red planet.
Perseverance's six-wheel drive leaves quite an imprint in its path. Those wheels are ready to carry the rover over an ancient river delta.
The Perseverance rover wasted no time snapping photos on Mars. NASA scientists stitched together 142 of them to create a high-definition panorama.
Microphones on NASA's Perseverance rover have recorded audio from Mars' Jezero Crater. You can hear the breeze.
FAA investigations into SpaceX’s explosive Starship landings and a licence violation have now ended. This means the new prototype of the SpaceX Starship rocket, SN10, could launch in the near future. Musk tweeted Sunday: “Good chance of flying this week!” Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The […]
Elon Musk said the new SpaceX Starship, SN10, had a "good chance of flying this week" after the FAA finished its investigations into previous crashes.
NASA said it received a positive first status update from its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Simi liar flying robots “might be part of future robotic and human missions to Mars,” NASA said. When Ingenuity takes off, it will be an event like the Wright brothers flying on Earth, NASA said. Visit […]
NASA said its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter sent a positive status update, saying its batteries and base station were working as they should be.
Nasa’s Mars Rover’s daring landing on Mars is among the key space stories of 2021. The red planet is also an important destination for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the UAE, and China. Blue Origin and Zero 2 Infinity are among other space companies commanding attention. Visit the Business section of Insider […]
NASA’s Perseverance rover just landed on Mars. Now about 350 of its engineers and scientists have to work on “Mars time,” shifting their hours 40 minutes later each day. Since this requires overnight shifts and causes jetlag, NASA only asks them to do it for three months. Visit the Business […]
NASA asks the engineers and scientists behind the rover to make this daily change for three months, sometimes working overnight.
If humans could vacation on Mars, they could visit many epic sites like canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and volcanoes taller than Mount Everest.
Perseverance will scour mud and clay in Jezero's river delta and shorelines for signs of microbe communities.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will attempt to record video and audio as it plunges through the planet's atmosphere at 12,000 mph.
The Mars 2020 rover started as a pile of aluminum panels that took over 5,000 hours to assemble. This NASA space vehicle gets a special paint job.
NASA’s Perseverance rover will attempt to land on Mars on Thursday afternoon. If Perseverance survives its supersonic plunge and jetpack landing, it will then search for fossils of alien microbes. Watch NASA’s live broadcast from mission control, and look out for video footage of the landing later. Visit the Business […]
NASA's rover must plow through Mars' atmosphere at supersonic speeds, deploy a parachute to slow itself, then fly to safety with a jetpack.
The United Arab Emirates Space Agency released its first image of Mars on Sunday. The photo was taken by its Hope Probe, which reached the red planet on Tuesday. NASA’s Perseverance rover is scheduled to land next Thursday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United Arab […]
The International Rights Advocates, a human rights organisation, is suing seven cocoa companies. These companies include Nestle, Cargill, Mars, Mondelez, Hershey, Barry Callebaut, and Olam. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight Malian men who were trafficked and forced to harvest cocoa. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
NASA’s Perseverance rover landed in Mars’ Jezero Crater on Thursday. The dried-up lake bed is the ideal spot to look for alien fossils because a river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Visit the Business section of […]
China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully manoeuvred into orbit around Mars on Wednesday. It’s the first mission to attempt to deliver an orbiter, a lander, and a rover all together. The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land in a water-rich region of Mars in May, after which it will scan for underground […]
The United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary mission, a spacecraft called Hope, reached Mars on Tuesday. The orbiter is set to map Mars’ climate across an entire Martian year. It’s the first of three Mars missions expected to reach the planet in the next two weeks. Visit the Business section of […]
NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars on Thursday. Entry, descent, and landing are the trickiest parts of a Mars mission, often called the “seven minutes of terror.” To land in the Jezero Crater, Perseverance will use a jetpack and advanced navigation system. Visit the Business section of […]
Elon Musk’s timeline for SpaceX landing humans on Mars has wavered over the years. He recently said 2026 will be the year to send a crewed mission to Mars. In 2017, he said 2024. Space industry experts believe SpaceX will reach Mars, but not as soon as it hopes. Visit […]
China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft has beamed back its first photo: a black-and-white snapshot of Mars. The probe is one of three Mars missions arriving at the planet this month. Tianwen-1 aims to deploy a radar-equipped rover and seek underground water sources that may harbour alien microbes. Visit the Business section of […]
NASA, China, and the United Arab Emirates each have a mission speeding towards Mars – all set to arrive in February. NASA’s Perseverance rover is equipped to sniff out signs of alien life, while China’s Tianwen-1 rover could find underground water. The UAE’s Hope orbiter aims to make a global […]
Elon Musk said he “probably won’t sue” if a video-game developer made a game using SpaceX assets. Lyubomir Vladimirov had tweeted at Musk 154 days in a row to ask to use SpaceX’s name and logos. Vladimirov called the game a “Mars survival simulator” and said he would donate most […]
NASA is giving up on its Mars mole – a pile driver designed to hammer its way as deep as 16 feet below the Martian surface – after two years of trying to dig past cementlike soil. Now the InSight lander won’t be able to take Mars’ internal temperature. The […]
In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China’s landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut […]
SpaceX is planning to fly a Starship rocket prototype to its highest altitude yet this week, according to government notices. The spacecraft should fly 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) into the air as soon as Tuesday. Previous prototypes have only made short hops of about 150 meters (492 feet). SpaceX CEO […]
In a Q&A session with Reddit’s Starlink community on Saturday, engineers working on SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet service listed several “hot jobs” the company is looking to fill. They said SpaceX is hiring numerous roles in design and engineering and gave an email for people to send résumés to. They also […]
Mars just bought Kind, the New York Times reported. The deal reportedly valued Kind at around $US5 billion. Mars already had a minority stake in Kind dating back to 2017. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Candy manufacturer Mars just bought Kind North America, makers of Kind bars, Andrew […]
NASA plans to send humans back to the moon and, eventually, to Mars. Communicating with Mars astronauts 42 million miles away would require patience: Even at the speed of light, it takes three minutes to send a signal from Earth to Mars. A planetary scientist’s simple animation shows why we […]
Elon Musk wants to build a settlement on Mars using Starship, a new fully reusable rocket system that SpaceX is developing to carry 100 people per flight. SpaceX’s general counsel recently said he’s drafting “a constitution for Mars” and that the company may impose its “own legal regime” on the […]
Workers at an Illinois distribution centre for candy maker Mars Wrigley have been demanding the company provide hazard pay and improve safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mars Wrigley produces popular candies like Twix, Skittles, and M&M’s. Ahead of this Halloween, the National Confectioners Association reported a 25% increase in […]
Telecom equipment supplier Nokia is building a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real time, and stream videos. NASA gave Nokia-owned Bell Labs a $US14.1 million grant for the project as part of its plans to establish a human presence on […]
Seven countries signed on to NASA’s new Artemis Accords on Tuesday: Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The Artemis Accords establish basic rules for exploring the moon, Mars, asteroids, and comets – rules like: be peaceful, help astronauts in distress, share scientific data, […]
In February 2018, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster owned by the company’s founder, Elon Musk, into deep space. The electric vehicle, which has a spacesuit-clad “Starman” dummy in the driver’s seat, just made its first flyby of Mars. To Starman, Mars would have appeared to be about one-tenth the size […]
Mars has a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of its southern ice cap, researchers say. These hypersalty patches of liquid water could harbour microbial alien life. NASA’s Perseverance rover is travelling to Mars to search for signs of extraterrestrial life. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Scientists […]
Rice brand Uncle Ben’s is being renamed Ben’s Original and replacing its image, parent company Mars announced on Wednesday. The brand’s name has roots in white Southerners calling older Black people “aunt” and “uncle” instead of “Mr.” or “Mrs.” This follows similar rebranding by Aunt Jemima and Land O Lakes […]
Coca-Cola has failed to meet many of its internal sustainability targets, a report by the Changing Markets Foundation found. The drinks giant pledged in 1990 to make its bottles from 25% recycled plastic – but 30 years later, this target hasn’t been met. Mars promises to make 30% of its […]
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken nearly 7 million pictures of the red planet since leaving Earth 15 years ago. From dust storms to avalanches, the images reveal details of Mars’ surface and weather patterns. Here are 12 of the most beautiful visuals the orbiter has captured so far. Visit […]
NASA’s new Mars rover, which launched Thursday morning, carries a machine that will produce oxygen from carbon dioxide in Mars’ thin atmosphere. The experimental device, known as MOXIE, could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover launched […]
NASA just launched its Mars rover Perseverance, along with itsfirst interplanetary helicopter, perched atop an Atlas V5 rocket. But NASA wasn’t alone….In the past two weeks, space agencies from China and the United Arab Emirates also launched missions to Mars. These spacecraft will travel over 400 million kilometers before all […]
NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday at 7:50 a.m. ET. If Perseverance survives its seven-month journey to Mars, the robot will search the planet for signs of alien life and test technologies that humans will need to survive on future interplanetary missions. Perseverance […]
NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars on February 18. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, aims to conduct the first-ever controlled flights on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the drone flies over an ancient Martian lakebed. […]
NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday morning. The rover will hunt for signs of alien life in a vast crater and test technologies for future human exploration of the red planet. NASA TV is broadcasting coverage of the nuclear-powered robot’s launch […]