Journey To Mars

Our neighboring planet is the most tempting target in human spaceflight.

Elon Musk Thinks He Has A Way To Make Colonizing Mars Cheaper

By Casey Mendoza | June 16, 2017

The CEO of SpaceX says he can drive down the cost of space travel — and he isn't alone in his endeavors.

Moon Or Mars: Where To?

By Sarah Schlieder | February 14, 2017

A new administration brings changes in policy. For NASA, that means a change in focus.

NASA May Have Found More Proof That Mars Once Had Water

By Briana Koeneman | January 20, 2017

The Curiosity rover found evidence of mud cracks on the red planet.

The Search For Life On Mars Is Heating Up And Getting Crowded

By Evan Thomas | October 15, 2016

ExoMars is the latest effort to find life on the red planet. It's part of a wave of Mars missions in the next few years.

If You Want To Live On Mars, Be Prepared To Build Your Own Society

By Evan Thomas | September 28, 2016

A settlement more than 60 million miles from Earth would have to sustain its own government and economy.

Elon Musk Presents Transportation Plans For Colonizing Mars

By Evan Thomas | September 27, 2016

SpaceX has announced plans for a new system of rockets for taking astronauts to Mars.

How Will Mars Crews Cope With Watching Earth Fade Into The Distance?

By Steven Sparkman | September 23, 2016

It's a question we'll answer when we send astronauts to Mars and beyond.

How To Search For Mars Life Without Contaminating Everything

By Evan Thomas | October 23, 2015

Future Mars rovers will have to meet strict sterilization requirements if they're going to return Martian samples to Earth.

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