Presidential elections can often be a scary time (some more than others), but it’s an especially trying time for agencies like NASA. Thankfully, it seems the plan for Mars will keep moving ahead (even if that plan could use a few course corrections along the way).
Though SpaceX is still reeling from an accidental rocket explosion that damaged one of the company’s launch sites, fellow private space firm Blue Origin is preparing to potentially blow up one of its rockets on purpose. For safety reasons, of course.
The main goal of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission is to delve into the secrets of the Red Planet — and one of the big ones is trying to prove definitively that there really is water on Mars. Well, the odds are looking up, but Curiosity could need a reroute to avoid contaminating the site.