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NASA wants someone to 3D-print a Mars habitat

3D printing tech could be the answer to colonizing the Red Planet.

How to die on Mars, according to one scientist

If the killer radiation doesn’t annihilate you, something else will. 

Could we Earthlings be polluting other planets?

While we don’t yet know if there’s life on Mars, life on Earth could pose a potential threat.

Why we need drones on Mars

Because rovers can’t fly, there’s a drone for that.

NASA shoots for the moon as launchpad for future Mars missions

The Deep Space Gateway sounds like something out of The Jetsons, but could be the ultimate lunar test site.

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon shooting for Mars in new Hulu series The First

The First takes place in the near future, and gives the House of Cards treatment to the first human mission to Mars.

This is how you'd actually hear things on Mars

Surprisingly, sound on the Red Planet isn’t so sci-fi.

NASA might run out of space suits before we can get to Mars

With all the focus on developing everything from the space ships to the rockets that will eventually get us to Mars, it seems another piece of the puzzle has fallen by the wayside.

Why terraforming Mars is only real in video games

Turning Mars into an Earth-like planet is really only possible in Mass Effect. 

This is how we could (really) colonize Mars
Apr 17, 2017

… and stay not only alive, but profitable.

MAVEN is finding out how Mars lost its atmosphere
Apr 13, 2017

Atmospheric ions detected by the spacecraft are telling us why they’ve been escaping.

SpaceX could send you on a Mars vacation
Apr 8, 2017

Get ready for liftoff -- if you have a few hundred thousand and possibly your life to spare.

What Earth's oldest fossils could mean in the search for extraterrestrial life
Mar 12, 2017

Things crawling around on ancient earth could be a clue for whether there was ever life outside our planet.