Buzz Aldrin urges NASA to ditch the ISS and focus on Mars
May 12, 2017, 4:06 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Former astronaut says the $3.5 billion spent annually on the space station should go towards efforts to colonize the red planet.
NASA is growing Martian gardens to prepare for life on Mars
April 27, 2017, 10:25 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The space agency is trying to understand what vegetables may thrive on the red planet, and how to help them do so.
Sublime images of Mars lay groundwork for 2020 rover mission
August 11, 2016, 6:12 a.m. by Catie Leary
A fresh batch of satellite images is providing scientists with valuable data for future travel to Mars.
Cosmic alignment of Mars, Earth and sun brings the red planet closer to us
May 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m. by Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
This opposition, which occurs every 2 years, is considered relatively favorable and precedes another event when Mars will be at its closest to Earth all year.
Next Mars lander delayed due to leaky instrument
December 23, 2015, 10:48 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
NASA officials will have to wait until 2018 for the next ideal Earth-Mars launch window.