UPDATE: Critical review of this research can be found at: “No, NASA photos are not evidence of fungus growing on Mars, sorryDespite what you might have read, the claims about life on Mars are shoddy and unscientific.” Go to: https://www.cnet.com/news/sorry-nasa-photos-are-not-evidence-of-fungus-growing-on-mars/?ftag=CAD-03-10abj4f&bhid=&mid=13362289&cid=2240272239 Life on Mars? According to an international team of […]

China’s incoming Long March 5 booster core stage is generating lots of speculation – particularly the when, what, and where leftovers might reach the Earth’s surface. Here are a few down-to-earth factoids provided to Inside Outer Space from T.S. Kelso of CelesTrak, an analytical group that keeps an observant eye on Earth-orbiting objects: The CZ-5B […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3110 duties. Curiosity recently drove roughly 145 feet (44 meters) on sol 3109, “so we’ve left our scenic view at ‘Bardou’ behind in the rear-view mirror… er… rear Hazcam… er…. actuaaaallllly, to be perfectly precise, front Hazcam since we drove backwards,” reports Abigail Fraeman, […]

On July 20th, Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle will fly its first astronaut crew to space. That announcement from the group backed by entrepreneur Jeff Bezos also adds: “We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of Blue Origin’s online auction. Starting today, anyone can place an opening bid […]

The upcoming reentry of China’s Long March-5 rocket body is a reminder of a much larger problem. China’s big booster tossed the country’s Tianhe space station module into orbit on April 29th. Now satellite and space debris monitoring groups are keeping a close eye on the uncontrolled nose dive to Earth of the large rocket […]

A new Mars Guy video showcases spectacular high resolution images from NASA’s Perseverance rover. They reveal a textbook example of an Earth delta deposit, but this one actually is on the Red Planet.

China’s bid to build and operate a space station by the close of 2022 involves its use to carry out a suite of scientific experiments. The Tianne core module of the station now circling the Earth is the first and main component of the station. According to Zhou Jianping, chief designer of China’s manned space […]

    A House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee hearing on April 29th was entitled: “What do Scientists Hope to Learn from NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover?     Witnesses: Dr. Michael A. Meyer, Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://republicans-science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/2021-04-29%20Testimony%20Meyer.pdf Dr. Bethany L. Ehlmann, Professor of […]

  NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has shown the “Wright stuff” on the Red Planet. Multiple sorties of the rotorcraft have been so successful that the device is now moving into an operational role supporting the Perseverance rover’s scientific sleuthing ahead. The future use of airborne tools on Mars is also being tested in the Holuhraun, […]

With China launching the core module of its space station, the country’s space program officials are detailing plans for its use when fully constructed by the end of 2022. As of now, 17 nations have confirmed their participation in nine scientific tasks on the station, with China signing agreements with the United Nations Office for […]