Mars

Researchers have found deposits of impact glass (in green) preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the instrument Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona

NASA Finds Glass On Mars That Could Reveal Clues About Past Life On Red Planet

NASA researchers have found deposits of glass on Mars that may have preserved evidence about past life on the red planet.

06/08/2015

An astronaut (NASA/Getty Images)

NASA: We’ll Find ‘Definitive Evidence’ Of Alien Life In Next 20 To 30 Years

We’re closer than ever to finding out whether we’re alone in the universe or not, NASA’s top scientist said Tuesday.

04/08/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

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Oakland Finalist For One-Way Mission To Mars: ‘Why Not Leave Earth?’

A Bay Area woman is a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. The catch is that it’s only one-way. Kenya Armbrister of Oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave Earth forever in 2024.

02/18/2015

Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Bay Area Residents Among 100 Selected For Mission To Colonize Mars

Several Bay Area residents and natives are among 100 people selected worldwide to begin training for a planned mission to colonize Mars in 2024.

02/17/2015

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StarDate 10/17/2014: Close Call For Comet That Will Shoot Past Mars

Mars is about to dodge a big snowball — a comet that will swing just 82,000 miles above the planet’s surface on Sunday. That’s just a third of the distance between Earth and the Moon, so it’s quite a close call.

10/17/2014

NASA is offering to send your name to MARS. (NASA)

NASA Offering Free Trip For – Your Name Here – To Mars

NASA is inviting the public to add names to a microchip that will fly beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars or beyond, after first taking a test flight.

10/08/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) 70-metric-ton configuration launching to space.  (NASA/MSFC)

NASA Funding Powerful Space Rocket Project With Goal Of Reaching Mars In 2030s

Officials say initial phase of the heavy-lift rocket project, known as the Space Launch System Program, will now move from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has done since the creation of the space shuttle. The first generation rocket will be the most powerful ever built, with 130 metric tons of lift, enough to carry an Orion spacecraft beyond low earth orbit.

08/27/2014

Space pioneer and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. (CBS)

Buzz Aldrin Looking At Next Giant Leap; Apollo 11 Hero Has Sights Set On Manned Mission To Mars

Space pioneer and Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. is looking toward the next giant leap, a manned mission to the planet Mars.

07/25/2014

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