Latest Manned mission to Mars Stories

Mars in 1980 as seen by the Viking 1 Orbiter
2011-08-29 06:29:30

  A green thumb and a little flair as a gourmet chef may be among the key skills for the first men and women who travel to the Red Planet later this century, according to a scientist who reported Sunday August 28 on preparations for the first manned missions to Mars. Speaking at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Maya R. Cooper said that provisioning the astronauts with food stands as one of the greatest challenges in scripting the...

2011-06-01 08:11:30

What would it take to make a manned mission to Mars a reality? A team of aerospace and textile engineering students from North Carolina State University believe part of the solution may lie in advanced textile materials. The students joined forces to tackle life-support challenges that the aerospace industry has been grappling with for decades. "One of the big issues, in terms of a manned mission to Mars, is creating living quarters that would protect astronauts from the elements "“...

2011-04-25 14:25:00

Maiden trip for ESA's Mars rover "ËœEurobot' A team from the Austrian Space Forum will arrive back in Austria today following a week testing its analogue space suit 'Aouda.X' in the semi-desert of Rio Tinto in Spain. This suit has been developed by the Austrian Space Forum over three years and is one of the best models of its kind worldwide. The European Space Agency (ESA)  also participated in this mission with the Mars rover 'Eurobot'. This 1.5 million Euro prototype was been...

2011-04-06 08:35:39

By elevating its life and physical sciences research program, NASA could achieve the biological understanding and technical breakthroughs needed to allow humans to be sent deeper into space, including to Mars, says a new National Research Council report. In addition, access to the space environment -- for example, on the International Space Station -- will open up further opportunities for groundbreaking research in the physical and life sciences. The report, one of a series of decadal...

2011-02-14 07:50:00

Two crewmembers participating in a simulated mission to Mars have taken their first steps on a replica of the Red Planet's surface, officials in charge of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars500 project announced on Monday. Mars500, an ongoing study at the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Russia which intends to measure the physical and mental effect that a real-life Mars mission might have on astronauts, features a six-person crew who have to date been isolated in steel containers that...

2011-02-11 13:30:00

On Saturday a group of volunteers will reach a stage in their one-and-a-half year experiment to study the effects of a mission to Mars when they "land" on the Red Planet's surface. Three of the six volunteers will "touch down" on Saturday before moving out of their lander for a first "space walk" Monday on the Martian surface. The landing marks the approximate halfway point for the experiment in which participants spend 520 days in isolation from the world to test how humans would respond...

2010-12-06 00:00:39

The KEFTY Company announces today that its revolutionary home exerciser system has been selected by the Mars Institute for use in Summer 2011 onboard concept rovers for future human Moon and Mars exploration operated by the Haughton-Mars Project on Devon Island, High Arctic. St Paul (PRWEB) December 4, 2010 The KEFTY Company announces today that its revolutionary home exerciser system has been selected by the Mars Institute for use in Summer 2011 onboard concept rovers for future human Moon...

2010-11-15 09:00:00

Two U.S. scientists have proposed a unique and somewhat controversial solution to the challenges presented by a potential mission to Mars--they suggest making it a one-way trip. In their article "To Boldly Go: A One-Way Human Mission To Mars," which has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Cosmology, authors Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University and Paul Davies of Arizona State University propose that nixing a return flight "would cut the costs several fold but...

2010-11-09 12:40:00

About eight months before the NASA rover Curiosity touches down on Mars in August 2012, the mission's science measurements will begin much closer to Earth. The Mars Science Laboratory mission's Radiation Assessment Detector, or RAD, will monitor naturally occurring radiation that can be unhealthful if absorbed by living organisms. It will do so on the surface of Mars, where there has never before been such an instrument, as well as during the trip between Mars and Earth. RAD's measurements on...

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