Posts Tagged ‘Mars’


Elon Musk Announces Plans for Long- and Short-Haul Spaceflight

In light of his recently announced plans for the future of space flight, could Elon Musk's plans for a BFR be a BFD?
by Stephanie Gehman

An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War's first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.
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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest, Raw Color

Celebrate One Year of Curiosity On Mars

One year ago today, NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity epically landed landed on mars in the most absolutely of dramatic fashion. The “sky crane” landing, dubbed “7 minutes o...
by Jason Rabinowitz


NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

The Mars Mystique

After 50 years of missions to Mars, scientists are unlocking some of the mysteries surrounding a planet that has long captivated mankind.
by Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. (Rendering by NASA)

Watch Live: Mars Curiosity Rover Lands on the Red Planet at 1:31 AM ET Sunday Night/Monday Morning

The Mars Curiosity rover, aka Mars Science Laboratory, is set to land on Mars Monday morning at 1:31 AM ET. Watch live video here.
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