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Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

The ultimate objective of human space travel, according to planetary scientists and Elon Musk, is to transform mankind into a multi-planetary species, so let’s see whether this is doable.

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The Mars expedition that satisfied the new and ludicrous NASA requirements in the quest for life (science video).

November 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Mars expedition that satisfied the new and ludicrous NASA requirements in the quest for life (science video).

The list of prerequisites published by NASA for those searching for extraterrestrial life is almost insurmountable. However, a Mars mission from more than four decades ago checked all the boxes. So, how do we find out what’s happening? Luckily for us, the Angry Astronaut is on hand to explain.

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Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet, today. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne at 12:33 Local Mean Solar Time (Mars time) – a time the Ingenuity team determined would have optimal energy and flight conditions. Altimeter data indicate Ingenuity climbed to […]

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Mars or bust, baby (science video).

April 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mars or bust, baby (science video).

What will it take for humanity to colonise Mars? How will we get there? And who will do it first… NASA, SpaceX, the Russians and Chinese? It’s all to play for, and luckily, Robert Zubrin – President of the Mars Society – is on hand for this half-hour interview to chat about the whats and […]

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Mars, as Red as roses as NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands and sends back pics (science news).

February 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mars, as Red as roses as NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands and sends back pics (science news).

The largest rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars this Thursday Feb 18th 2021, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles. Unlike with past rovers, the majority of Perseverance’s cameras capture images in color. After landing, two of the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) captured views from the front and rear of […]

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Nuking our way to Mars (science video).

January 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nuking our way to Mars (science video).

There are more than a couple of ways to nuke our passage to Mars. There’s the old Project Orion method of just chucking atomic bombs out of the back of your starship, detonating them against a pusher plate, and riding the shockwave to the planet of your choice. But there’s also a more refined way […]

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Meeting Mars (science video).

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Meeting Mars (science video).

To become an Interplanetary Species we need to colonise another planet, and Mars will be our first target. To establish a base there, and a future settlement, we need to get their first, so we will also examine the Aldrin Cycler, a type of spacecraft that may make traveling to other worlds far easier.

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SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

A short video detailing SpaceX’s ambitious plans for Starship and the first Mars colony. 

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Mars, here we come (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars, here we come (science news).

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. Humanity’s most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape […]

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How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

Mars 2020’s objective is to conduct further scientific exploration of the Martian surface and examine the potential for future human missions to the red planet using the Perseverance Rover and it’s Ingenuity Drone. Meanwhile, SpaceX continues their rapid development of Starship, its fully reusable spaceship system capable of interplanetary spaceflight, with the goal of creating […]

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