Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child’s toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.
A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.
NASA has postponed its plan to send a ‘flying saucer’ into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
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Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon cables to a safe landing.
U.S. astronauts have recently found that traces of water inside the moon actually came from the Earth.
The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems.
NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life.
NASA says the Curiosity rover is hunkering down after the sun unleashed a blast headed for Mars.
In less than five years, a married couple could be on their way toward Mars in an audacious but bare-bones private mission that would slingshot them around the Red Planet.