Even as SpaceX prepares to launch astronauts for the first time, the company is sharing its dreams for human spaceflight on a much grander scale: missions to Mars.
Mars, the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the sun.
A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has revealed tantalizing details about Mars’ seismic activity for the very first time.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon prepares to send astronauts into space, a senior NASA official suddenly resigns, and new research sheds light on Mars' formation. Here are Space.com's top stories of the week.
The Martian surface is a radiation hot zone. But ancient lava tubes might offer explorers safety from the cosmic bombardment
Mars is wetter than previously thought, but not in a way that boosts its life-hosting potential, a new study suggests.
Rivers could have been raging on ancient Mars for hundreds of thousands of years, a new study finds.
The United Arab Emirates had its sights set on Mars the day before it launched its second satellite ever.
Budget cuts may force NASA's Curiosity rover mission to slam on the brakes just as it's reaching its highly anticipated home stretch.
The famed Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001 contains 4-billion-year-old organic molecules, the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it, a new study suggests.
The little chopper that will launch toward the Red Planet this summer with NASA's Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is named Ingenuity.
China revealed the name and logo for its first mission aimed at landing on the planet Mars to mark the 50th anniversary of its first satellite launch.
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
The United Arab Emirates sent its first astronaut to space for a week last fall; the country's next astronaut mission will last longer but remain much closer to home.
Imagine trying to control a Mars rover from your living room — that's what the team behind NASA's Curiosity rover is doing right now.
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