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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.

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous ) Home schoolers and STEM educators in particular could use this page as an engaging jumping-off point for teaching little zerglings about space.We think of orbits as if every pass occurs along the same line in space, like a train on a track.

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years For years, the conventional wisdom was that Mars existed as little more than a cold, barren dust ball in space.There’s even silica, which scientists are particularly happy about.

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction Indeed, it’s wheels are getting banged up, the ChemCam autofocus has gone wonky, and now Curiosity’s rock drill stopped working on December 1.That’s why the rover was equipped with a percussion drill at the end of its 7-foot robotic arm.

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars The powerful scientific instruments we’ve deployed to the Red Planet can occasionally give us a glimpse of our own humble planet from a different perspective.NASA has just released a new image that shows Earth and the Moon as seen from Mars, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space Navy, [he] left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon.In this case, the wave may form as the lower atmosphere flows over mountains on Venus’ surface.

6 scientists are living like they're on Mars for the next 8 months

6 scientists are living like they're on Mars for the next 8 months A group of researchers have just begun their eight-month-mission on Mars.The HI-SEAS missions are designed, at least in part, to help NASA figure out exactly how people will behave under conditions similar to those astronauts may face on Mars.