By Chris Carberry
Special to the Mercury News
POSTED: 09/03/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT
I’m reminded of a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in which he said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they [...]
Executive Director and co-founder, Explore Mars
Posted: 08/05/2013 3:16 pm
One year ago, the world watched as the Curiosity rover was lowered to the Martian surface in one of the most spectacular engineering feats ever attempted. People assembled for special landing parties all around the globe; hundreds of people gathered after 1:00 a.m. in Times Square in [...]
R. Joseph Cassady
Member of the Board, ExploreMars; Executive Director, Advanced Programs Engineering at Aerojet – Rocketdyne
Posted: 07/26/2013 1:05 pm
Mars is a destination that seems inevitable for human exploration. We have seen a number of intriguing signs from our series of robotic probes that Mars was once a very different world than it is today. Still, [...]
Christopher P. McKay,
Gilbert V. Levin
and Steve McDaniel
Posted: 07/18/2013 1:23 pm
Is there life on Mars? Engineer and former Viking program team leader Gilbert Levin and microbiologist Steve McDaniel debate NASA Planetary Scientist Christopher McKay on that statement below. And stay tuned–we’ll be adding the debaters’ rebuttals tomorrow.
Take the poll and decide what you think [...]
BY ADAM MANN
Image: A human spacecraft and supplies in orbit around Mars. NASA/John Frassanito and Associates
While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to feel like a real possibility.
But how real is it?
NASA says it’s serious about one day doing a manned [...]