The Mars City Design group is working hard to provide an innovation platform for thought leaders to share and develop their ideas into sustainable products, with the dream to build a city and the lifestyles for the Red Planet, for Earth and beyond. A 2nd Annual Gala Award Ceremony 2017 is being staged this […]

    NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is now carrying out Sol 1824 duties. “Curiosity continues her traverse across the lowermost portions of Vera Rubin Ridge, where she continues to investigate the interesting rock textures and colors ahead,” reports Mark Salvatore, a planetary geologist from the University of Michigan in Dearborn. “Our current location is quite […]

  Fodor’s Travel has posted an engaging story on space-themed rooms and suites at various price points that can be booked. “Some merely nod to the theme, while others fully embrace it. Whether you’re traveling with a crew or Han Solo, these 10 picks will have you adding Tang and a spacesuit to your packing […]

  In the lost and now found category of Moon probes add the European Space Agency’s first lunar mission, SMART-1 to the list. Thanks to the sharp-eyed Phil Stooke, of Western University, Ontario, using high-resolution images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the spacecraft’s impact site has been discovered. The spacecraft was sent into a […]

  China’s first resupply craft – Tianzhou-1 – has been deorbited under orders from ground controllers. Following a set of braking maneuvers, the cargo ship was purposely destroyed late Friday (Beijing time) as it plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere. Repeat dockings Tianzhou-1 operations involved repeat dockings and refueling of Chinas Tiangong-2 space lab after the […]

  The iconic Biosphere 2 is largely remembered by its housing of crews — dubbed “Biospherians” — sealed inside the large facility in the early 1990s – built to learn more about self-sustaining space habitats. Two missions, between 1991 and 1994, sealed Biospherians inside the huge terrarium-like glass enclosure to measure survivability. One-of-a-kind Thanks to […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is carrying out science duties in Sol 1822. It’s “onward and upward” for the robot, reports Lauren Edgar, a planetary geologist; at the USGS in Flagstaff, Arizona. On Sol 1821, Curiosity successfully completed contact science activities at “Pennessewassee” and “Passadumkeag,” Edgar notes. “Perhaps in an effort to get to more […]

  The European Space Agency (ESA) has issued an announcement of opportunity centered on the advancement, maturation and demonstration of lunar In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technologies. ESA wants to demonstrate critical technologies in the end-to-end ISRU process chain for production of oxygen at the lunar surface. Also they want harness expertise to characterize the ISRU […]

The ability to make Mars on Earth is being accomplished by a specialized simulation chamber looking into the prospect of detecting life on the Red Planet. Work is underway to investigate how hitchhiking microorganisms on spacecraft might survive, grow, and possibly adapt to the harsh environmental conditions on Mars.     Enigmatic features New research […]

  What do we need to know to mine an asteroid? To make this concept a reality there’s need to increase knowledge regarding the very diverse population of accessible Near Earth Asteroids (NEA). Last year, dozens of the world’s leading asteroid scientists and asteroid mining entrepreneurs came together in Luxembourg to discuss key questions and […]

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