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Lockheed Martin’s VR School Bus Drives You Across Mars

If there is one thing we need to make sure that we keep innovating and reaching for that next step in technology, it is to get the next generation of potential scientists, engineers, and inventors interested…

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Steve Wozniak Experience Mars Through VR

GTC 2016: As a special guest experience, NVIDIA enlisted Apple co-creator Steve Wozniak to take the helm in the Mars Rover. As an person who has made it clear in the past of wanting to sign…

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NASA To Offer Virtual Mars Walks Using Hololens

We may be a number of years off the first humans walking on Mars, but NASA plans to give us a sneak peek at what it may be like to walk on the Red Planet. Their…

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The Planet Mars Could be Recreated as a Theme Park in Las Vegas

A consortium of designers and investors has proposed a new attraction in Las Vegas, called Mars World, which aims to recreate the surface of The Red Planet. Should the proposal be successful, Mars World would offer…

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European Mars Mission to Launch on Monday

The first phase of the joint venture between the European Space Agency and Russia, known as ExoMars is expected to be launching on Monday 14th of March. The launch will take place at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan…

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Fantastic Sand Dunes Of Mars

Space exploration is a fascinating subject which encompasses a wide selection of avenues which include the search for other life forms to new discoveries both concerning known and also unknown distant plants. NASA has recently released…

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NASA Wants to Install a Robot on an Asteroid and Push into Orbit around the Moon

NASA has unveiled its ambitious plan to collect a massive space rock, attach a robotic space craft, and move the rock into orbit around the Earth’s moon. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), planned for some time…

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Elon Musk Fearful World War III Could Prevent His Mars Mission

Entrepreneur and budding supervillain Elon Musk, founder of electric car company Tesla and astronautics outfit SpaceX, fears that his audacious plan to force a habitable atmosphere on to Mars by nuking it into submission could be…

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Elon Musk’s “Nuke Mars” Plan Aims to Create Artificial Suns

Last month, Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, threatened to go full supervillain by revealing his Lex Luthor-esque plan to detonate a series of thermonuclear devices on the surface of Mars in an effort…

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NASA Discovers Flowing Water on Mars

A decades-old investigation into the possibility of life on Mars – a question even David Bowie was asking during the Seventies – has had one of its most important pre-requisites finally fulfilled: NASA has found evidence…

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SpaceX Raises Over $7 Billion to Fund New Missions

Elon Musk’s astronautics startup SpaceX has announced that it has raised over $7 billion dollars in total after signing a series of new contracts to employ its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles for 60…

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Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars

Billionaire philanthropist and CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk is planning to graduate to the status of full supervillian with his audacious plan to nuke the planet Mars. Speaking to Stephen Colbert on…

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NASA Patches Curiosity Rover’s Chem Cam from 235 Million Miles Away

As if the people at NASA haven’t been doing enough awesome stuff lately they just did one insanely long distance software upgrade. The Curiosity rover just got the auto-focus of its “Chem Cam” improved with an…

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Planet Earth Could Get its Own Flag

A design project, in partnership with NASA, may have birthed a new flag to represent the planet Earth, one that pioneers may plant into the surface of Mars on a planned mission for mid-2030. The Earth…

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Curiosity Rover Finds Nitrogen, Vital for Life, on Mars

Analysis of samples from the SAM instrument suite on NASA’s Curiosity rover – the vehicle currently trundling its way across the surface of Mars – has found nitrogen within Martian sediments. The nitrogen was found in…

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Mars One Colonising Mission Down to its Final 100 Candidates

The candidates for the four seats on board the non-profit Mars colony mission, Mars One, are down to the final 100. The latest round of cuts on Tuesday reduced the pool from 660 candidates, a process…

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Lost UK Beagle 2 Probe Found on Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found the lost Beagle 2 probe – developed in the UK and launched on 2nd June 2003 – intact on the surface of Mars. Beagle 2 was set to make a…

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Elon Musk Is Hiring a Farmer

Elon Musk’s space project – SpaceX, is after a farmer. The announcement came via a job posting this week. Now hold your horses, just like many of us, you may well have become intrigued by the…

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NASA Building Largest Rocket of All Time, Will Launch in 2018

NASA are cooking up something big, very big! The simple-named Space Launch System, a 384 feet tall rocket, the biggest ever created. To put this into perspective the Saturn V was just 363 feet and that one…

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NASA’s Mars Rover to Be Reset and Wiped

NASA is preparing to reset and wipe the flash memory in their Mars rover Opportunity. Opportunity is the older of the two rovers cruising around on Mars’ surface and has done so since 2004. With it’s…

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NASA to Test Making Oxygen on Mars

NASA plans to make oxygen when they send a $1.9 billion rover to mars in 2020. Space agency officials unveiled several instruments that they plan on sending to mars on Curiosity v2.0, the new mars rover.…

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Longest off-Earth Driving Record Broken by NASA Opportunity Rover

NASA’s Opportunity has been on the surface of the Red Planet for a decade and has driven 25 miles. The previous record for the most miles driven off-Earth was held by the Soviet Union Lunokhod 2.…

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Opportunity Sets New Record for Longest Distance Driven off-Earth

Opportunity first touched down on the red planet back in 2004, at which point its original mission plan only required it to drive for 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) within its first 90 days on Mars. Of…

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Geologists Say that Earth-like Soils on Mars Could Lead to Microbial Life Discovery

Some geologists have analysed a few sample images captured by the ‘Curiosity’ rover from Mars and tell that there might be Earth-like soils on the red planet. The images show that there might be some ancient…

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UAE Wants The Arab Name Traveling to Mars in 2021

Space, so vast, so beautiful and so mysterious. It seems that everyone want’s to go to Mars at the moment and now the UAE (United Arab Emirates) wants to join in on that adventure too. Sheikh Mohammed…

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Quadcopter Style Drone May Offer Better Safe Landings for Mars Rovers

Quadcopters and drones are proving to be one of the most popular bits of technology of the last decade, and a team at the ESA are discovering that they’re not only great fun here on Earth,…

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Boeing Start Work on 200-foot NASA SLS Rocket

Moving further out in to space is still one of NASAs main goals, but to do so would require new and more up to date rocket technology. Fortunately, Boeing have just been given the green-light and…