space exploration

Visualizing NASA’s Next Mars Rover

The follow-up mission to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is currently in the planning stages. And NASA has released details on what to expect from the next-generation Martian science laboratory. NASA launched Curiosity into space in November of 2011 ...

NASA Releases Flying Saucer Video

NASA released a video on August 7, 2014 showing the test flight of a flying saucer. The object on this video is not an extraterrestrial spacecraft, but rather NASA’s own technology. On April 9, 2014, NASA warned that a flying saucer would ...

NASA Space Rover Drives on Underside of Ice

Currently undergoing testing, this NASA prototype rover drives on the underside of the ice as it explores the ocean. Designed to float beneath the ice, the prototype rover uses a pair of large grooved wheels to “drive” itself across the ...

Getting to Mars the Wrong Way

Land safely on Mars? Great idea, but hold the “safely.” Let us know if any part of the following scenario sounds like a good idea: A wealthy entrepreneur is planning a last-minute (as space exploration goes) mission to Mars because the only ...