Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

The effects of the pandemic and recent engineering concerns with the new and still unflown Space Launch System may delay the Artemis programme.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
today ~8 min

Nasa promises Perseverance Mars rover landing video

The US space agency has movies its Perseverance robot shot in the approach to last week's touchdown.

Feb. 22, 2021 ~3 min

Dust particles from Mars can make little sparks

New research suggests tiny sparks are possible on Mars, and that "future colonists may find a world modified by static electricity in subtle ways."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Yungblud 'honoured' to have David Bowie cover played on Mars

NASA told the singer they would play his cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars as they landed

Feb. 19, 2021 ~2 min

Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance rover during landing

Nasa releases an astonishing image of its new Mars robot taken just moments before touchdown.

Feb. 19, 2021 ~2 min

Mars landing: Busy days ahead for Nasa's Perseverance rover

Space agency engineers begin the process of commissioning their new robot rover on the Red Planet.

Feb. 19, 2021 ~4 min

NASA Explorer Successfully Lands on Mars

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 18, 2021 ~3 min

Nasa's Perseverance rover lands on Mars

The six-wheeled robot survives a hair-raising, seven-minute descent to the surface of the Red Planet.

Feb. 18, 2021 ~4 min

How to spot Mars: See the red planet in the sky the day Nasa's Perseverance rover lands

There are some great opportunities to see the planet travelling across the night skies.

Osnat Katz, PhD Candidate, Space History, UCL • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Perseverance Mars rover: how to prove whether there’s life on the red planet

Methane gas in the atmosphere is a tantalising hint suggesting that life could exists on Mars.

Samantha Rolfe, Lecturer in Astrobiology and Principal Technical Officer at Bayfordbury Observatory, University of Hertfordshire • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min