NASA yesterday posted a status update of the Mars Perseverance Rover noting that the spacecraft had exited safe mode after briefly going into safe mode shortly after the spacecraft “was placed on an interplanetary trajectory.”Read More »
With the Mars Perseverance launch a trio of spacecraft is headed to Mars
On a beautiful morning on the space coast of Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket flawlessly launched NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover on a seven month trip to the red planet.Read More »
Mars Perseverance Rover pre-launch mission briefings
We’re less than a day from the scheduled launch of the Mars Perseverance Rover and all systems and the weather are a go for launch! The launch window opens up at 7:50 a.m. EDT and you watch all the activity on SpaceQ.Read More »
What does a possible Democratic President mean for the US space program
The US election is just over three months away, and although a lot could happen between now and then, the Democrats will likely keep their majority in the House, could get a majority in the Senate, and win the Presidency. Would the US space program be radically changed? Would NASA's plans for the Moon change? These are some of the questions we'll try to answer. …Read More »
Psst the Mars Perseverance Rover will search for life!
You could say that all the past rovers that NASA sent to Mars have been leading up the Mars Perseverance rover mission. The rover may look similar to the Curiosity rover currently exploring Mars, but there are differences. And it’s those differences that have scientists really excited that they might now be able to find signs of ancient life on the Red planet.Read More »
Are the Artemis Accords the path forward?
NASA publicly unveiled the Artemis Accords last week, a list of principles that would form the basis of bilateral agreements between the US and nations in the exploration of space.Read More »
SpaceX Nails Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test – What’s Next?
SpaceX deliberately aborted the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket this past Sunday minutes into its flight to demonstrate the Crew Dragon launch escape system.Read More »
2020 is Going to be an Extraordinary Year for Mars Missions
This summer four missions will launch to Mars setting up an extraordinary year for the exploration of the red planet.Read More »
Search for Life Beyond Earth Requires Flexibility in our Understanding
MONTREAL – As space technology improves to look for life beyond Earth, a panel of experts urged that humanity keep itself open about what we might find out there – an important point as a new generation of life-searchers (ranging from Mars 2020 to the James Webb Space Telescope) embark on their cosmic journeys in the early 2020s.Read More »
Future Mars Missions Will Include Water-hunting and Growing Plants
MONTREAL – NASA’s push to land people on the moon in 2024 is a stepping stone to a much larger goal – landing people on Mars.Read More »