A manned flight to Mars is possible in view of integration of international projects, technologies and means of the leading space agencies, and will take place in the next 20-25 years, Deputy General Director of Central Research Institute of Machine Building Alexander Danilyuk said at the round table in RIA Novosti.
US scientists and science-fiction writers alike have made a strong case for the possible colonization of Venus. While so many space enthusiasts are keeping their eyes on Mars, there might be a planet with more prosperous opportunities for the human race. There is a strong case for creating a floating colony above Venus, according to writer Charles Stross. The sci-fi author suggested that a constructed floating city on Venus could be made, but would need the help of billionaires' bank accounts.
The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.
The Russian state corporation Roscosmos intends to hold a meeting in August on developing super-heavy rocket carrier involving a wide range of enterprises of the industry.
NASA has successfully tested a ‘saucer’-shaped spacecraft for future missions to Mars. A helium balloon carrying an experimental spaceship similar to the shape of the UFO, floated off a launch tower at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday (January 28).
Today NASA starts the first ever test of an aerodynamic inflatable supersonic decelerator meant to provide landing on Mars. The apparatus was launched from the US Air Force launch facility at Kauai Island at 11:47 a.m. Pacific Coast time (10:47 p.m. Moscow time).
NASA plans to launch in the Earth's atmosphere a "flying saucer" in order to test the new technology of landing on Mars on Saturday, according to the space agency’s website.
Tuesday marked one Martian year since the US-made space rover Curiosity landed on Mars. That's 687 Earth days. Curiosity celebrated the anniversary by taking a selfie, posing against the backdrop of a rocky desert.
Experts in their new report are warning US President Barack Obama about possible failure of NASA project with astronauts reaching Mars in 2030s. In their 285-page review of human spaceflight program, experts from National Research Council specify that NASA lacks viable strategy for getting there. Budget of project is too small to succeed, they add.
The Dutch-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to establish a human settlement on the Red Planet, has announced that it has signed a deal with Darlow Smithson Productions, an Endemol-owned company, to film its astronaut selection and training process.
If life ever existed on Mars, scientists might have just found its last hideout. In pioneering research, they spotted geological landforms on the slopes of a giant volcano that resemble contours of ancient lakes. And where there is water, life could have been present.
The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet for almost two years, never ceases to amaze us with unique and extraordinary pictures. In the last batch, those searching for extraterrestrial civilization have found what appears to be a tomb topped with a cross.
Some Earth bacteria could survive on Mars, according to a report presented by a group of scientists during an American Society for Microbiology session on May 19, 2014.
The first seeds germination experiment is about to be launched on Mars (Mars Plant Experiment, MPX). Greenhouse, small transparent cube, will be attached to the outer surface of the new Mars rover, that will be launched in mid-2020 and will land on the Red Planet in early 2021. Scientists hope that this study will be useful in the development of the Mars exploration program.
Yuri Gagarin was the first human who travelled into outer space on 12 April 1961. In December 2013 Mars One, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, announced the selection of 1058 candidates from the original pool of over 200,000 applicants to establish the first human colony on Mars in 2023. Host of Voice of Russia's 'Agree or Disagree', Marina Dzhashi, discusses pros and cons of the project and the idea of human settlement on the Red Planet.
706 people continue fighting for four places in the Mars colonization program Mars One, a participant of the project, resident of Los Angeles, Sue Ann Pien said on Friday.
Manned missions to Mars, an inhabited base on the Moon and cheap space tours may become a reality before the living generations perish, respondents said in a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Study Center (VTsIOM) ahead of the Day of Cosmonautics, Interfax reports.
NASA has been hard at work testing out a flying saucer it wishes to send on Mars missions in the future. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, created by the space agency, is scheduled to test the rocket-fueled machine and will launch it off to space in a few months. Should the launch-off be deemed as successful, the LDSD could be making its way to Mars and other planets, bringing large payloads to those areas of space.
NASA robot has snapped pictures showing glints of light on the Martian horizon, which some UFO enthusiasts have seized on as a sign of alien life on the Red Planet. Not so, said the US space agency.
The internet society has been amazed by the recent picture taken by US NASA's Curiosity rover. The shot appeared to show a beam of light emanating from the Red Planet's horizon, the British Register magazine reports. A NASA picture of a mysterious bright light on Mars has sparked the interest of UFO believers.