It’s Mars or Congressional gridlock!

Is Mars going to be the destination president Barack Obama will declare on 15 April, tax day? What could draw better responses than apparently announcing an unbelievable expensive lofty goal on the day US citizens have to file their tax returns?For more reactions to...

Will Ares be part of the flexible path?

No, not that Ares but the Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Surveyor, a 6.71m (22ft) wingspan aircraft that would fly through the Martian atmosphere to study its surface chemistry  credit: NASA / caption: This is a NASA Destination Tomorrow Techwatch...

Manned Mars mission simulation begins

credit: ESA / caption: home to the Mars mission simulation but for 105 or 520 days?Its called Mars500 but the volunteer “astronauts” for this Mars mission simulation will only be in there for 105-days initially and the 520-day mission will not start...