Mars Odyssey: Pictures from Longest Mission to Mars--some unusual and stunning images, here.
NASA Crewed Mission To Venus Would Pave Way For Human Mission To Mars
A crewed mission to Venus before Mars might just be the best way to ensure success when astronauts finally make a run at the Red Planet. In fact, a crewed orbital mission to Venus would arguably make a great dress rehearsal for a much longer and more ambitious human Mars mission. Successful injection into and out of Venus orbit would also allow NASA to test its SLS (Space Launch System) in a novel planetary environment well in advance of a real Mars mission. A 2015 internal study by NASA…
Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts
NASA's Deep Space Network will provide support for India's Mars orbiter mission scheduled for launch this year as part of expanded cooperative ties between the United States and India, the two governments announced June 24 in New Delhi.
Traffic around Mars is getting busier. This week saw the arrival in orbit of two new probes, one from America's NASA, the other from a relatively new player, the Indian Space Research Organisation. They bring the total number of successful Mars missions to 21. NASA's Maven -- Mars atmosphere and volatile [...]
Mars mission: Supplementary fourth orbit raising a success; MOM raised
By KENNETH CHANG The ExoMars spacecraft consists of an orbiter that will measure methane and other gases in the Martian atmosphere and a lander that will study dust storms. Published: March 2016 at from NYT Science Article..