space exploration

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.

SpaceX wants to send a Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018
Apr 27, 2016

With NASA still figuring out its plans for a Mars mission in the 2030s, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced plans to kickstart that schedule by more than a decade.

India sent a spacecraft to Mars for half of what it costs to make a Star Trek movie
Sep 24, 2014

With NASA in the midst of a massive budget crunch, the private space industry is stepping in to pick up the slack — along with a few other countries.

SpaceX’s Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars by 2026, with or without NASA
Jun 19, 2014

NASA might be in the middle of an identity crisis as the agency tries to figure out where it's going next, but SpaceX’s Elon Musk is going to Mars. With or without 'em.

Check out NASA's new flying saucer that could help astronauts explore Mars
May 21, 2014

Though a lot of the momentum is coming from the private sector, NASA is still working on some cool space gadgets — including this one that could help us get to Mars.

Reality series about colonizing Mars might actually get us to the red planet
Mar 14, 2014

Remember that seemingly crazy idea about a reality series based around a mission to colonize Mars? It’s on the verge of actually happening.