NASA’s Perseverance rover is hunting for signs of life on Mars – and NASA will share initial results

NASA’s Perseverance rover has officially started its search for ancient life on Mars and the US space agency will share the initial findings on Wednesday. According to a NASA statement, the $2.7 billion rover is using its seven-foot mechanical arm to analyze Martian rocks with X-rays and ultraviolet light. This allows the rover to ‘zoom … Read more

Mars and Venus will appear just a finger width apart in the sky tonight in ‘planetary conjunction’

Planets align! Mars and Venus will appear just a finger width apart in the sky tonight in ‘planetary conjunction’ illusion despite millions of miles between them  Venus and Mars will meet in tonight’s sky and be the closest tomorrow morningThis event is called a planetary conjunction, which is when planets that are millions of miles … Read more

Mars: China’s space agency releases stunning footage of Zhurong rover on the Red Planet 

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China, carried on the Long March-2F rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station July 19, 1964: China took its first official step into space, launching and recovering an experimental biological rocket carrying white mice. April 24, … Read more

NASA Ingenuity helicopter completes its seventh successful flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its seventh successful flight on Mars, this time landing in an airfield that had only previously been seen by a Mars orbiter. The 4-pound helicopter made its successful journey on June 6, more than two weeks after its last flight.  ‘Another successful flight,’ NASA JPL tweeted.  The miniature helicopter flew … Read more

NASA Ingenuity helicopter completed its seventh successful flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its seventh successful flight on Mars, this time landing in an airfield that had only previously been seen by a Mars orbiter. The 4-pound helicopter made its successful journey on June 6, more than two weeks after its last flight.  ‘Another successful flight,’ NASA JPL tweeted.  The miniature helicopter flew … Read more

SpaceX plans to launch a Starship rocket to MARS from an ‘ocean spaceport’ in 2022 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has confirmed ambitious plans to build an ‘ocean spaceport’ that will be used to launch a Starship rocket to Mars in 2022.  It was reported in July 2020 that the firm had acquired a pair of former oil drilling rigs for $3.5 million (£2.47 million) each that they planned to convert … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to attempt its SIXTH flight on Mars next week

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is going to attempt a sixth flight on Mars next week, reaching speeds of up to nine miles per hour and flying for over two minutes. This will be the first flight as part of the ‘operations demonstration phase’ that includes helping the Perseverance rover in its mission to find ancient signs … Read more