Sending humans to Mars is a challenge that will spark innovation and the development of new technologies and capabilities.
In the case of Mars, a major resource that can be processed by synthetic biology is the atmosphere.
Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman argues the Red Planet will be humanity’s final destination, but our robots could reach the stars.
The planet Mars has been the focus of two ambitious projects: the search for life forms native to the planet and human colonization.
Wouldn't the Moon, so much nearer than Mars, be a better first step for humanity? Actually, no – it’s just too different.
It is a period of extraordinary discovery. It may be that future generations reap considerable economic benefits of space exploration.