The international community is longing for the next big cooperative goal in space exploration. There have been modest partnerships in space since the 1960s — growing during the Space Shuttle era — but the International Space Station was a turning point in international cooperation. It was far from a perfect model, but it pulled the [...]
This website encourages adults and kids to think about exploring Mars.
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Explore Mars, a nonprofit organization, is focused on sending humans to Mars within the next 20 years. Phillips & Company, a global communications firm, was hired to help spread this nonprofit’s message.
The “Get Curious” campaign began “as a [...]
Last week we heard that Curiosity found signs of environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life in the past. Additional findings presented today (March 18) at a news briefing at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, suggest those conditions extended beyond the site of the drilling. Using infrared-imaging capability of [...]
The next Curiosity briefing will come life to us from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas. It will be webcasted on ustream at Mars 18, 1 pm EDT. (17:00 UT)
If you want to meet the scientists briefing us in a more personal way, visit for Mariek Schmidt her pinterest page, where she [...]
Since 196o humans from planet Earth have been sending probes to sisterplanet Mars. The below portrait (click on it for full screen) shows all the robots that were at least partially succesful in telling us what Mars looks like, or is made of. I described these missions in my blog MSL Picture of the Day: [...]