Elon Musk: Moon and Mars bases could preserve civilization in event of WWIII

Monday, 12 March 2018

Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, said the company's interplanetary ship could begin test flights as soon as next year. There is "some probability" that there will be another Dark Ages, "particularly if there is a third world war," Musk said at the SXSW conference. ...

In Oman desert, European venture sets sights on Mars

Monday, 12 February 2018

It may look like a scene from a science fiction movie. But these astronauts clad in pressure-simulating suits have their feet firmly on earth… in Oman's barren desert, more specifically.They're taking part in simulation training, aiming to one-day help humans survive on Mars.Alexander Soucek, president of the Austrian Space Forum and AMADEE-18 flight director on earth, said "We need a place that looks as much as Mars as possible. And we found it here in Oman, it's a beautiful place ...

NASA plans new rover to search for life in Mars 2020 mission

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

NASA's next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a souped-up unmanned rover vehicle to search for signs of ancient microbial life in areas of the uninhabitable red planet. The successor to the 2012 Curiosity rover, which could launch in July or August 2020, will be equipped with seven new instruments and re-designed wheels, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said. The new vehicle will study the Mars terrain, above and below the surface, and collect soil and rock ...

Russia to launch first astronaut from the UAE

Monday, 27 November 2017

Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said on Sunday that the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities are preparing to launch the first cosmonaut, a Russian astronaut, from the UAE. Manturov made his statement during a meeting between the federation and the UAE. The countries are preparing for several joint projects over the coming years. Their recent talks revolve around establishing ship MS-21-400, a Stopru news report said. Meanwhile, the General ...

Growing date palms and lettuce, UAE’s Mars mission to reach another level

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

UAE has literally taken its space plan to another level by adding new objectives to it – growing palm tree and lettuce. According to a BBC report, the main objective is to create agricultural space – where you can pick your strawberries/grow your fruits. While the date palm was chosen for its symbolic links with the region, the other three produce have been chosen as scientists have already established that they might grow on Mars. “There are similarities between Mars and the ...

Here's how NASA is allowing you to send your name to Mars

Monday, 9 October 2017

Your name can now be among many others onboard NASA’s InSight lander travelling to Mars next year. While you won’t be flying yourself, it is a pretty cool opportunity for all space enthusiasts. All you have to do is submit a small application with the requested details. Upon your submission’s acceptance, your name will be put on a micro-chip. You have until November 1 of this year to sign-up. We’ve already done it! This opportunity was introduced in 2014 when the ...

UAE announces $136 million Mars Science City

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A 500-million-dirham ($136 million) project simulating the conditions of life on Mars is set to be built in the UAE, Emirates News Agency reported Tuesday. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces are launching "Mars Science City" which will be as big as 1.9 million sq ft. The ...

Mars recalls some chocolates due to likely Salmonella presence

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Confectioner Mars Inc, owner of the Mars and M&M brands, said on Friday that it had voluntarily recalled some products sold under the Galaxy brand in the UK and Ireland as it detected the possible presence of Salmonella in the ingredients.The products, including the Galaxy Minstrels and Galaxy Counters bars, with a best-before date ranging between May 6, 2018 and May 13, 2018 were recalled as a precautionary measure, the British and Irish units of Mars said.Mars also said it had received no ...

VIDEO: Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA. “Preliminary results are positive,” the International Potato Center (CIP) said this week after a potato grew under simulated Mars atmospheric conditions in an experiment in Lima. The CIP, in a report, said a potato was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from ...

Fancy living on Mars? UAE to build city on the Red Planet by 2117

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The UAE has made an announcement that may leave you stunned. Alongside its existing plans to venture out into the cosmos, the Gulf state said on Tuesday that it also plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117. The Mars 2117 Project, which was announced by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is part of a 100-year national program to achieve scientific breakthroughs that will enable the transportation of people to Mars. During the announcement, a virtual presentation was ...

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