How astronauts adapt to the stresses of living in space is helping researchers to pinpoint the causes of common disorders on Earth.
NASA has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems "solvable" but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.
A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.
I study how windblown desert features can be used to monitor wind patterns and atmospheric conditions in remote places, such as Mars, where there are plenty of pictures of the surface but not many instruments on the ground.
Hamburgers could soon be debuting on Russian menus in space.
Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet.
A practical test of the navigation camera planned to guide ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact Mission around its double-asteroid target.
Images from a NASA Mars orbiter's telescopic camera reveal details of real regions on Mars where a new Hollywood movie, "The Martian," places future astronaut adventures.
The red planet made a splash in the media this past week, due to the combined efforts of Ridley Scott's film The Martian and NASA's announcement of new evidence for the existence of water flowing on the surface of Mars.
As NASA missions to Mars progress with science and complex human exploration missions, spacecraft will require larger heat shields to protect against the extreme heat of entering a planet's atmosphere and decelerating at ...