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NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs

A multi-year NASA contest to design a 3D-printable Mars habitat using on-planet materials has just hit another milestone — and a handful of teams have taken home some cold hard cash. This more laid-

Update: NASA’s InSight Mars lander lifts off

Night owl? Good news — there's an historic rocket launch early tomorrow morning that you can catch while the rest of the country is sleeping. NASA's InSight Mars lander is scheduled for takeoff at 4

GM expands Maven car sharing to Toronto

GM has launched its first major international city for its Maven car sharing product. The service is going live in Toronto, Canada’s largest city by population, with rates beginning at $9 per ho

Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars’ orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, is all set to have a spectacular first launch that will include Elon Musk’s very own Tesla. Following reports that time w

Crunch Report | This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile and we found a new planet

Today’s Stories  This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile shopping Amazon blames the postal service for Amazon Fresh delivery issues Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby C

Brainly raises $14 million for its Quora-for-kids education tech

It may not be as cool as Elon Musk building a rocket ship to Mars, but every day 100 million kids ages 12 to 18 are using Brainly to ask and answer homework questions. That simple service, at that mas

Everything SpaceX revealed about its updated plan to reach Mars by 2022

“The future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we’re a space-faring species than if we’re not,” Musk said as he took the stage. “It’s about believing in the

SpaceX aims to replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon with one spaceship

When Elon Musk took the stage at the International Astronautical Congress today to expand on the Mars plan he revealed at the event last year, he started where people had the most questions last time

Lockheed Martin’s Mars Base Camp would stage Mars surface missions

Lockheed Martin shared more information about its Mars Base Camp (MBC) architecture and operation plans at this year’s International Astronautical Congress, as reported by Space. The concept ima

Elon Musk shares images of “Moon Base Alpha” and “Mars City” ahead of IAC talk

Elon Musk is giving us a sneak peak of what he’ll be talking about in just a few hours at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia. The SpaceX founder shared an image he captioned &

Elon Musk to detail updates and new uses for SpaceX’s interplanetary rocket

In NASA speech, Mike Pence shoots for the Moon (and Mars)

Taking a break from touching pieces of sophisticated technology labeled “do not touch” in a Kennedy Center clean room, Vice President Mike Pence made a speech to NASA yesterday that furthe

ESA shows off sweet new renders of the Exomars 2020 rover

Late last year the European Space Agency doubled down on its Mars mission, dedicating half a billion euros to the next phase of its Exomars 2020 program — and now we are seeing the benefits of that

What we learned about Elon Musk’s Mars plan in his Reddit AMA

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this afternoon. He noted that the AMA should focus on SpaceX’s plans for Mars, which Musk revealed during the Internationa

A failed lander and a working orbiter – everything we know about ESA’s ExoMars mission

Update (October 21st 11:30 am PT) With the help of NASA, ESA has located their failed Schiaparelli lander. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Mars-orbiting satellite equipped with cameras, wa

Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is ‘optimistic’

Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he's not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO's presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk noted that the pr

Everything you need to know about SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars

All eyes were on Elon Musk today as he gave a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico. Musk said he was going to detail SpaceX's plans to colonize Mars and make humans a

China shows off the rover it plans to send to Mars in 2020

China’s got some lofty space plans lined up for the next couple of decades, culminating with a manned moon landing by 2036. Meantime, the country is looking even further out, geographically speakin

NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-spac

40 years after the first landing on Mars, this NASA scientist looks to resurrect Viking 1’s analog data

It's been four decades since the Viking 1 lander touched down on Martian soil, the first lasting human presence on the surface of the Red Planet. It beamed its unprecedented data back to NASA, where i
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