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Tag: Mars (Planet)

Veritasium: The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

Veritasium visited NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system and has 19 spacecraft and 10 major instruments carrying out planetary, Earth science, and space-based astronomy missions. Some of the greatest moments in the history of space exploration have taken place at JPL. NASA’s forthcoming Mars project …

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Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on Getting Humans to Mars

This is a panel discussion with Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on the potential of getting humans to Mars. Joel Achenbach is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens and It Looks Like …

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“Sol 87” is a Cool Martian Sci-Fi Thriller

“Sol 87” is a sci-fi short about astronaut commander Stephen James and his robotic companion, who inadvertently discovers the darker side of the planet. It explores what a mission to Mars could look like in the near future.  

Jan Fröjdman: A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

Filmmaker Jan Fröjdman has spent three months converting HiRISE photos into a short video that allows us to fly over Mars in magnificent fashion. The HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over the course of 12 years. It has collected around 50,000 still images and NASA has …

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X-Prize: Future First | Exploring Mars in VR

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new technology comes out and allows us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a new video series called Future First. …

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National Geographic: MARS | Why Should We Go to Mars?

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing a new miniseries for National Geographic. Simply titled Mars, it is a mix of documentary, scripted drama, and interviews with some famous names, such as Andy Weir, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Peter Diamandis.  

PBS: The First Humans on Mars | Space Time

NASA recently announced that they plan to have astronauts in orbit around Mars within 25 years. Not to be outdone, Elon Musk boldly stated that he could prepare a mission to Mars within 10 years. Musk’s SpaceX plan would transport a hundred people to the red planet. Their mission wouldn’t be to visit Mars but …

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ESA Live coverage of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars

Live coverage of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars began on the 16th of October with the separation of the two spacecraft. ESA will now broadcast the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars live today, on the 19th of October. Watch the livestreaming event below or directly …

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ESA: Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars

ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) is a two-part Martian astrobiology life searching project and joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and a test stationary lander called Schiaparelli were launched on 14 March 2016. Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending …

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The Verge: Elon Musk’s Mars colonization event in 5 minutes

On September 27, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX. It’s one of the most ambitious schemes Musk — or humanity in general — has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction.  

SpaceX Live: Elon Musk | Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

Watch live when SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific …

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TED: 3 moons and a planet that could have alien life | James Green

Is there life beyond Earth in the solar system? NASA director of planetary science James Green says we don’t know yet, but that we’re “hot on the pursuit” and will answer that question in 10 years. It’s all about the ingredients needed for life: liquid water, energy and organic material. So when we look out …

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“NASA testing PRANDTL-D shows elegant bird-like agility”

Is THIS the first plane that will fly on Mars? Prototype of Nasa aircraft completes its first test flight *Named Prandtl-M, the aircraft will be small and piloted remotely *Has been designed by Nasa engineers along with two groups of students *Prototype flew on 11 August at the Armstrong Flight Research Centre *It could one …

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NASA: Behind the Scenes of our Journey to Mars

A NASA Social was held on August 18 at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to give the members of social and traditional media an opportunity to see the progress being made on sending humans to Mars. The event featured tours of …

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NASA: Viking at 40: Future of Mars Exploration Panel

A capstone panel addressed the future of Mars Exploration at a Viking at 40 Symposium on July 20 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Panel speakers included Walt Engelund, Director, Space Technology & Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center, Panel Chair, Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist, Steve Jurczyk, Associate Administrator for Space Technology, …

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Real Engineering: How Will SpaceX Get Us To Mars?

The Elon Musk private spaceflight company SpaceX nowadays shots rockets into space like a conveyor belt. However, it is no secret that one of Musks goals with SpaceX is to be involved in a landing of humans on Mars. In this clip, Real Engineering goes through how SpaceX will be able to take humans to …

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TED: Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive | Stephen Petranek

It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we’ll make Mars our next home. “Humans will survive no matter what happens on …

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Tested: “Let’s Go to Mars” Panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con

At Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam hosts a panel discussing what it would take for a manned mission to Mars. Joining him are author Andy Weir and planetary scientist Chris McKay, who is actively involved in planning for NASA’s future Mars missions.  

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mixed-Reality Tech Brings Mars to Earth

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create “Destination: Mars,” a guided tour of Mars using the same Hololens technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover’s activities.  

ESA: ExoMars – building on past missions to Mars

The ExoMars 2016 spacecraft will build on past missions to Mars. From the pioneering Viking missions onwards, our knowledge of Mars has been transformed and we now have an extraordinarily detailed picture of the planet. There are dust storms, polar ice caps and four distinct seasons. Mars has the largest volcanic mountain in our solar …

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