(CNN) — The countdown is on for a manned mission to Mars. Executives at Paragon Space Development Corporation want to send a couple of earthlings on a 501-day trip to the Red Planet. The spacecraft wouldn’t actually land on Mars, it would just fly around it. The target date for the public-private initiative is 2018.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A local scientist gets the chance to work with the Mars rover exploration. Oregon State University marine geologist Martin Fisk gets to examine some of the first photos sent back from curiosity. He’s comparing them to existing maps of the planet’s surface. Then with the help of Fisk’s findings, a group of … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Curiosity can be a good thing to have and Sunday night Curiosity brought NASA one-step closer to knowing if there really is life on mars. A one ton robotic explorer made a flawless landing into a martian crater. For the next two-years the rover will explore the crater for new clues into … Continue reading »
PASADENA, Calif. (CNN) — NASA’s $2.6 billion rover, Curiosity, successfully touched down on the surface of Mars early Monday. Mission control in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California burst into cheers when Curiosity landed. The SUV-sized spacecraft made its dramatic arrival on Martian terrain in a spectacle popularly known as the “seven minutes of terror.” Scientists … Continue reading »