In the coming decades, things are going to become very busy with plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars.
An official NASA statement says that the official launch of the mission is not likely to take place until August at the earliest.
With the right technology and spirit of adventure, the Main Asteroid Belt could become the industrial hub of the Solar System.
Humans have been dreaming of living on the Moon, but what would that look like exactly?
A spacecraft that relies on a novel propulsion system could reduce transit times to Mars from six to nine months to just 45 days.
A fission surface power system will provide safe, efficient, and reliable electrical power on the Moon and Mars.
It seems clear that the colonisation of Mars is not so much a matter of “will it happen?” as “when will it happen?”
As the next most-habitable place in our Solar System beyond Earth, Mars is a major focus of our astrobiological efforts.
Sending astronauts to Mars will present many challenges, many of which have to do with simply getting the astronauts there in one piece!
In the next few years, Mars will be visited by three new rovers searching for evidence of past and present life.