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Crew of simulated Mars mission 'returns' to Earth after one year

Crew of simulated Mars mission 'returns' to Earth after one year After spending an entire year living in the isolation of a simulated mission to Mars, the crew of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS) project finally emerged on Sunday, and they looked very relieved.Although high-profile space professionals like Elon Musk often talk about sending a manned mission to Mars, the reality is that such a mission would put the astronauts to the ultimate test of endurance on both a physical and psychological level.

NASA puts out a call for Mars explorers with 8 fantastic posters

NASA puts out a call for Mars explorers with 8 fantastic posters Earlier this week NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a set of 14 stunning space tourism posters.Now NASA is following that up with another set of posters, only this time they are all about Mars.

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is bringing its MOXIE to Mars in a proof-of-concept experiment to see whether we can break CO2 in its atmosphere to get breathable oxygen.MOXIE stands for the Mars OXygen In-situ resource utilization Experiment, which is a terrible reach as acronyms go.

SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars Elon Musk has just posted photos of SpaceX’s new Raptor engine undergoing its first successful test fire.The Raptor engine is intended to take humans to Mars.

Elon Musk lays out SpaceX’s incredible plan for colonizing Mars

Elon Musk lays out SpaceX’s incredible plan for colonizing Mars Before he got into talking about the Interplanetary Transport System, Musk explained why Mars would be the ideal target for human colonization efforts instead of the moon, for instance.By increasing the temperature of Mars, Musk says the atmosphere could be thickened and enriched with oxygen.

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space China fired up the largest radio telescope in the world earlier this week.Stress wrinkles in its surface, called scarps, show us where the planet’s surface is cracking and settling fastest.

This week in space: Boeing challenges Musk, Bezos to a ‘Mars-off’ while SpaceX investigates destroyed rocket

This week in space: Boeing challenges Musk, Bezos to a ‘Mars-off’ while SpaceX investigates destroyed rocket “Today, we’re likely going to lose the New Shepard booster,” Ariane Cornell had said on the Blue Origin webcast a bit before liftoff.” She explained that the whole rocket is bristling with accelerometers, which let investigators find out exactly where in the rocket the disturbance began.

NASA develops model to predict global dust storms on Mars

NASA develops model to predict global dust storms on Mars That’s why understanding the massive dust storms that can sometimes engulf the entire planet is so important.A new model of Mars’ dust storms has been published, and we’ll know in a few months if it can predict the next global storm.

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s Kennedy’s words galvanized the nation and dropped a money bomb on NASA, which realized his vision in 1969.According to President Obama in his new op-ed for CNN, the next frontier is Mars, and we should make a concerted national effort to put men on Mars “by the 2030s.

Harsh cosmic rays might give astronauts brain damage on a trip to Mars

Harsh cosmic rays might give astronauts brain damage on a trip to Mars A new NASA-funded study points out that radiation exposure during a long trip to Mars could give astronauts “space brain,” which is a fancy way of saying radiation-induced brain damage.The study focused on determining the effects of exposure to cosmic rays in the amounts you’d encounter on a trip to Mars.

ESA’s ExoMars mission set to land on Mars Wednesday

ESA’s ExoMars mission set to land on Mars Wednesday Wednesday is a big day for the European Space Agency (ESA).There was a brief scare early today as the lander was deployed, but the ESA says all systems are go.

NASA is experimenting with VR to deal with isolation on missions to Mars

NASA is experimenting with VR to deal with isolation on missions to Mars NASA teamed up with Time and 8i to create a VR version of Buzz Aldrin, and gave it to participants in NASA’s HI-SEAS simulated Mars expeditions.Now he’s lending his VR presence to astronauts with an inspirational message, along with entertainer Reggie Watts, who will beatbox and crack jokes.

Mission control has lost contact with the ESA’s ExoMars lander

Mission control has lost contact with the ESA’s ExoMars lander As it would seem, the Great Galactic Ghoul is still hungry, and the ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander might have been its next meal.Just moments before the lander was to touchdown on Martian soil, mission control lost contact with it, and it isn’t looking good for the surface mission.

Trouble around Mars and Jupiter: this week in space

Trouble around Mars and Jupiter: this week in space NASA and ESA are joining forces to try to re-establish communications between Schiaparelli and its sister spacecraft, TGO, or even Mars Express or the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, all of which are active in orbit around Mars.A little further out, Eta Carinae is a colossal binary star system that’s really tearing up its environment.

New images from NASA show the final resting place of Europe's ExoMars lander

New images from NASA show the final resting place of Europe's ExoMars lander Earlier this month, the European Space Agency lost contact with the lander stage of its ExoMars mission.The lander, Schiaparelli, separated from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter on October 16, and began its descent on October 19.

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX The JWST is the successor to Hubble, and now that it’s done with construction, it’s supposed to launch in 2018.Another advisory committee at NASA has a bone to pick with SpaceX’s launch procedures, too.

The Technomancer review - ChristCenteredGamer.com

The Technomancer review - ChristCenteredGamer.com The Technomancer is a sci-fi action RPG set in a dystopian colony on Mars several hundred years in the future.You play as Zachariah Mancer, who grew up in the harshest parts of the colony, at a time he is being initiated into a secretive group with special electrical powers known as The Technomancers.

Stephen Hawking warns humanity may only have 1,000 years left

Stephen Hawking warns humanity may only have 1,000 years left Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has spent his life pondering big questions about the wider universe.In recent years, he’s turned his attention closer to home, talking about AI, climate change, alien invasion, and other threats to the future of humanity.

This week in space: lots of things about planets we don't live on

This week in space: lots of things about planets we don't live on There are three kinds of space weather: photons, plasma and protons.“These protons may be the biggest challenge of getting humans to Mars and back healthy,” Rodney Viereck, a physicist with NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, told NPR’s Morning Edition.

The ESA has figured out what killed the Schiaparelli Mars lander

The ESA has figured out what killed the Schiaparelli Mars lander Official word has come from the ESA regarding the why and wherefore of Schiaparelli’s crash landing on the Martian surface.Mission scientists were able to recover data from the lander before its untimely demise, and that data has revealed much more about the sequence of events during Schiaparelli’s last moments.