SpaceX launched a prototype of its Mars rocketship hundreds of feet into the air, then landed it upright in a successful test flight.
Nasa’s new car-sized robotic spacecraft is on its way to Mars in a mission to search for evidence of ancient life.
Nasa is set to launch a car-sized robotic spacecraft to Mars as part of a mission to look for signs of past life on the planet.
Rock and soil samples taken from Mars in the search for life on the Red Planet are to be selected by UK researchers.
Humanity’s hunger to reach Mars edged a step closer on Thursday as China launched its latest mission to the Red Planet.
China has launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet.
A United Arab Emirates spacecraft has begun its journey to Mars with a blast off in Japan, in what is the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.
China has moved a rocket into position to launch a rover to Mars, in one of three forthcoming missions to the red planet, one from the US and another by the United Arab Emirates.
The lift-off of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site.
Mars is proving a popular destination for space missions with three countries sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession.
Nasa has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again, to the end of July at the earliest, this time for a rocket issue.
Elon Musk is on the cusp of a historic moment in his space ambitions, as SpaceX prepares to take two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.
The mysterious lava-like structures on the surface of Mars may have been caused by mud and not lava, according to a new study.
A US high school student has named Nasa’s first Mars helicopter that will be deployed to the Red Planet later this summer.
A Nasa spacecraft sent to study the deep interior of Mars has confirmed the planet to be seismically active, or in other words, prone to quakes.
Mars formed gradually, accumulating mass over a period of 20 million years by pulling particles into its gravitational field, scientists believe.
Around two-thirds of the satellites orbiting Earth are dead, posing a “very big danger” to the planet, European space ministers have heard.
Putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets, the European Space Agency said.
China invited observers to a successful test of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.
Nasa has revealed new spacesuits as it moves closer in its bid to return to the moon by 2024.
Salts found in a Mars crater suggest drastic climate fluctuations may have caused the planet’s water to evaporate.
Nasa’s InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds.
Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly.
Within 50 years a human will have been to Mars, astronaut Tim Peake believes.
The assembly of the ExoMars rover is now complete ahead of its proposed blast-off date next year.
It may be a lot less than 2,000 light years from home, but there is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars.
Nasa and the UK Space Agency have signed an agreement that potentially brings a Briton one step closer to walking on the moon.
Mars could be made habitable by the creation of small islands that mimic the Earth’s greenhouse effect, according to new research.
Levels of methane on Mars have dropped following a spike detected by Nasa’s Curiosity Rover last week which fuelled discussions about the possibility of life.
A Nasa rover on Mars has detected its largest amount of methane yet, which could be an early indication of life on the Red Planet.