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Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil: Study

Two young earthworms were found in Mars soil simulant NASA provided for researchers conducting studies on growing crops on the Red Planet. This is how worms can benefit a future Mars colony:

Space November 28, 2017

Martian City: MIT Team Wins Design Contest For Future Mars Colony

An interdisciplinary team from MIT won the 2017 Mars City Design competition. The winning team's nature-inspired dome design mimics a forest in both structure and function.

Space November 26, 2017

NASA Denies Conspiracy Theory About Kidnapped Children Working As Mars Colony Slaves

The latest conspiracy theory about Mars is that there is a colony there where kidnapped children work as slaves. The claims were made by a former CIA case officer on the radio talk show Infowars hosted by Alex Jones.

Space June 30, 2017

Elon Musk Details Vision Of City On Planet Mars With 1 Million Human Inhabitants: Is This Feasible?

A city with a million human inhabitants could be built on Red Planet as early as 40 years from now, Elon Musk said. What are some of the current challenges to building a human colony on Mars?

Space June 25, 2017

Elon Musk: Mars Colony Plan Critical In The Face Of The Apocalypse

Elon Musk's Mars colony is seen as the direction of humanity, given the possibility of the apocalype and the uncertainty of humans' future survival as a species. Learn about Mars as the focal point of humanity's doomsday preparations.

Space June 20, 2017

Mars Colony May Lead To Evolution Of New Human Species

The environment on Mars may cause human colonists to go through evolutionary changes that can lead to the creation of new human species. How will the future generations of Mars colonists look like?

Space June 8, 2017

How The Moon Could Propel Humanity To Mars And Beyond

NASA is planning on returning to the moon before making the trip to Mars. Here's how that will affect future space missions including the trip to Mars.

Space May 15, 2017

No-Bake Bricks For Future Mars Colony: Will They Actually Work On The Red Planet?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created bricks using Mars-like soil. But will these be strong enough for human habitats on the red planet?

Space May 1, 2017

Colonizing Mars: Scientists Claim Future Colonies Will Need Superhuman Senses To Adapt To The Harsh Environment

The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.

Space March 14, 2017

Mars One Delays Planned Red Planet Colonization Until 2032

British-Dutch company Mars One has delayed its planned manned mission to Mars until 2032. The change in timeline was made to give the venture time to raise enough funds to cover the large expenses of the mission.

Space December 8, 2016

Mars Colony: NASA's Mining Robot RASSOR To Mine Resources On Red Planet

Building a sustainable human colony on Mars would require the ability to mine resources already available on the Red Planet. NASA's RASSOR mining robot can scoop soil on Mars, which can then be extracted for resources needed to produce commodities.

Space October 5, 2016

Elon Musk Mars Colonization Plans: SpaceX CEO Unveils Interplanetary Transport System To Bring Humans To Red Planet [Video]

Elon Musk unveiled the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) that could transport humans to planet Mars. The SpaceX CEO envisions a million people living in the Red Planet in 40 to 100 years.

Space September 28, 2016

Salts On Mars Could Be Toxic To Human Explorers

Perchlorates, while instrumental in maintaining liquid water on Mars and serving as a potential electricity and energy source, can cause potential dangers to the well-being of future human colonizers on the Red Planet.

Space June 22, 2016

Could A Steam-Powered Moon Buggy Help Humans Colonize The Moon And Mars?

A moon buggy powered by steam could assist in the quest to colonize our lunar neighbor. But how could such a plan also help humans aiming to land on Mars?

Space April 11, 2016

Buzz Aldrin Says Humans Will Get To Mars By 2040

Getting humans to Mars is "very realistic" and would actually be the easy part, according to astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin. But building a human colony on Mars that has a self-sufficient system needs to be worked on, requiring regular transportation and international collaboration.

Space February 29, 2016

Is SpaceX Going To Mars? Rumors Of A Red Planet Mission Circulate After Cryptic Tweet From Space Journalist

People on social media have speculated about a possible SpaceX mission to Mars following a recent tweet by a space journalist Chris Bergin that hinted at the firm's future projects. Observers believe the space company could be planning to build a colony on the red planet or even a million-man spacecraft.

Space October 10, 2015

3D Printed Igloo Made From Ice Wins NASA’s Mars Habitat Contest

A NASA design competition sought entries for a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration and awarded first prize to the Mars Ice House. The 3D-printed igloo harnesses the planet's liquid ice and promotes additive technology for sustainability.

Space October 5, 2015

Top 5 Problems Humanity Must Solve Before Colonizing Mars

Colonizing Mars could be mankind's option when catastrophe strikes Earth, but sending humans to live on the Red Planet has some challenges. Here are five of them.

Space May 16, 2015

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Mars One Mission Will Fail To Get Financial Backing

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson aired out a few concerns about Mars One, pointing out the potential pitfalls the project may encounter in sourcing for funding.

Space March 9, 2015

Buzz Aldrin Calls On US Government To Prioritize Mars Colony

Testifying before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, Aldrin pushed for a revival of the country’s pride as a leader in space exploration.

Space February 25, 2015

Elon Musk and SpaceX Serious About Sending Humans to Mars

People make plans all the time, but there’s nothing like telling others about it to create accountability. Elon Musk has done just that so all that’s left now is to see how his plans pan out.

Space January 7, 2015

It's a Mars rehearsal: Team studies isolation effects under dome in Hawaii

Volunteers in NASA-funded project will subject themselves to the stress and isolation of a simulated mission to Mars. Three women and three men will live, work in close proximity on a Hawaiian volcano.

Space October 22, 2014

NASA team crowds under dome for 8 months to test isolation on Mars

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation program (HI-SEAS) is underway, placing six people in close quarters inside a dome, where they will live for eight months.

Space October 15, 2014

MIT outlines why the Mars One mission will fail

Engineers at MIT have looked at plans by Mars One that will bring human colonies to Mars by 2024. However, those engineers think that the mission is doomed and will result in those colonists' deaths.

Geek October 14, 2014

MIT students on Earth want to send time capsule to Mars by 2017. Cool!

Mars colonists in the future could find a time capsule from modern-day Earth, if a group of students at MIT get their way.

Space June 26, 2014

Forget the moon, NASA now wants to colonize Mars

Landing a human crew on Mars is a primary goal of NASA, says their chief scientist, Ellen Stofan.

Space June 24, 2014

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO: Humans will step on Mars by 2026

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, is telling the press humans could walk on Mars by 2026. Can he pull it off?

Space June 18, 2014

Mars flying saucer flight test postponed until Saturday because of winds

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) space vehicle is still grounded in Hawaii, awaiting a critical test of the flying saucer-like device.

Space June 14, 2014

NASA hopes to set up greenhouse in Mars by 2021

Greenhouses may be set up on Mars in the future. Here are some of the challenges researchers faced, testing plants in a low-pressure environment.

Space May 7, 2014

NASA dreams of using flying saucers to send astronauts to Mars

The LDSD can bring objects as large as a two-story house safely down on the surface of Mars. What is next for this real-life flying saucer?

Space April 14, 2014

Mars One plans life-sized Martian habitat on Earth

A simulator meant to replicate conditions on the red planet will be built in an unknown location. Here's how the facility will test the equipment - and people - heading toward Mars.

Space March 29, 2014

If you're a Muslim and planning to migrate to Mars, don't! There's a fatwa on it

A fatwa issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) forbids Muslims from participating in a one-way mission to Mars. However, Mars One thinks the journey is ideal for followers of Islam.

Space February 21, 2014

Will robot termite 'TERMES' be used one day to build Martian colonies? Possible

Small, independent robots may one day be able to explore the bottom of the ocean, repairs nuclear reactor cores and even build the first colonies on Mars. But for now, they are building castles out of foam bricks.

Space February 15, 2014

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