China lands its first probe on Mars

China’s first Mars rover safely touched down Friday and began sending data back to Earth, joining the United States as the only two nations to successfully land and operate a spacecraft on the surface of Mars.

Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The flight was a success.

First audio recordings from Mars Perseverance rover

NASA’s Perseverance Rover that landed on Mars last month has beamed back historic audio recorded on the surface of the Red Planet.

China′s Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit

A day after the UAE's Hope probe entered into the orbit of Mars, China has followed suit. In May, the probe will land a Chinese rover on Mars. The goal of Tianwen-1 is to survey the atmosphere from orbit.

NASA rover reaches Mars in search for signs of past life

Perseverance, the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world, touched down on Mars yesterday. The $2.4 billion rover arrived at Jezero Crater, a basin that scientists say was once flooded with liquid water.

NASA InSight Lander's Mole Is No Longer Digging Mars

Since 2019, NASA's InSight's probe, called the “mole,” has been attempting to burrow into the Martian surface. Martian soil’s tendency to clump deprived the mole of the friction it needs to hammer itself to a sufficient depth.

A Map of Mars' Entire Ancient River Systems

Three to four billion years ago, Mars did in fact have running rivers of water. Now, scientists have mapped out an entire ancient river system.

Mars rover data indicates ancient megafloods

Raging megafloods, likely triggered by the heat of a meteoritic impact, roared across Gale Crater near the equator of Mars some 4 billion years ago, creating gigantic sedimentary ripples visible today.

To Use Starlink You Have To "Recognize Mars as a Free Planet"

To date, SpaceX has launched over 800 Starlink satellites. Now  SpaceX has invited participants to take part in a public beta test  but on one condition - participants must acknowledge that Mars is a “free planet.”

InSight's Mole on Mars Is In Again

After many months of struggle and careful adaptation, the InSight lander’s ‘Mole’ is finally into the ground. The InSight lander was sent to Mars to study the planet’s interior. 

Lava Tubes Big Enough to Fit A Planetary Base

Both the Moon and Mars were volcanically active at one time and the result is lava tubes. A new study shows that lunar and Martian lava tubes might be enormous, and easily large enough to accommodate a base.

NASA, ULA Launch Perseverance Rover to Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.

China Launches First Independent Mission to Mars

An unmanned spacecraft blasted off Thursday on a yearlong journey to Mars. The Tianwen-1, which translates into “Questions to Heaven,” is expected to reach the Red Planet by February.

UAE launches world's first mission to Mars

The Hope orbiter will arrive in February 2021 to begin a two-year survey of the weather on the red planet. For Emirati scientists the mission represents a new chapter in the history of scientific discovery.

Learning to Live Sustainably on the Red Planet: Habitat Mars

Groups like Mars Habitat are dedicated to conducting simulated missions in analog environments. The lessons learned will not only prepare people to live and work in space but foster ideas for sustainable living here on Earth.