The MartAIn SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to establish a base on Mars — but he isn’t sure its first resident will be human. On Friday, the mercurial billionaire responded to a question on Twitter...
Space Rules! Before humans settle or even set foot on Mars, engineers and scientists have to solve all sorts of problems, like protecting space travelers from dangerous radiation. This will be...
Rocket Launcher If Elon Musk has his way, the first humans will arrive on Mars in 2024, bringing with them everything they’ll need for the mission — or at least everything they think they’ll need....
SORRY, ELON. To be ready for human occupants, Elon Musk has long called Mars a “fixer-upper of a planet.” But according to a new NASA-sponsored study, a better description might be a “tear-down.”...
We’ve only been to the Moon a handful of times. But we’ve already set our sights on a far more ambitious mission: colonize Mars. If you believe the hype, it may happen in just a few decades. Elon...
LUNAR UPDATE. A.C. Charania, business development director for Blue Origin, says the private aerospace company plans to complete a lunar landing mission before 2023, which would eventually “enable...
Most people try their best to avoid residing six feet (or more) underground. But if you want to live on Mars, that might be your only option. This week, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell sat...
NASA has unveiled a prototype of Kilopower, a nuclear fission reactor designed to efficiently and reliably provide power on off-world missions. The prototype can generate up to 10 kilowatts of...
While many companies have their sights set on Mars, there are others, like Blue Origin and Astrobiotic, that are seeking reprioritization of lunar exploration.
CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg has thrown down the gauntlet again, challenging Elon Musk’s plans of getting to Mars first. Musk welcomes the competition.