In Martian summer, the combination of warm temperatures and a thin atmosphere make any liquid water on the surface boil, which can let dust hover across the ground
SpaceX aims to launch spaceships to Mars within five years with a new rocket design that could also be used on Earth to make rapid around-the-globe trips
The Red Planet may have had intense snowstorms long ago when it was wetter, but a model shows it could still have violent snowfall at night when the clouds cool
NASA’s push to develop a rocket engine powered by a nuclear reactor could create a faster, lighter spaceship and cut the trip to Mars down to four months
SpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans
A new map charts Northeast Syrtis---a promising potential landing site for NASA's next Mars rover---in unprecedented detail. The post The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA's Next Mars Landing Site appeared first on WIRED.
By tracking the movement of metal ions, scientists get a glimpse into the turbulent Martian atmosphere. The post Mars’ Ionosphere: Cold, Lifeless, and Filled With Heavy Metals appeared first on WIRED.
Here's how astronauts can make liquor without breaking the laws of physics. The post What's the Point of Going to Space if You Don't Make Booze? appeared first on WIRED.
Because those space suits are even clumsier than you'd imagine. The post These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: A former Boeing exec, US astronaut, and ex-director of NASA Ames argue that the US must prioritize putting humans on Mars. The post Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation appeared first on WIRED.