Mars

European Space Agency lacks 400 million euros for Mars programme

The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to ask member states for about 400 million euros (420 million dollars) in additional funding for its Mars programme at a conference next week, spaceflight...

Lander crash has not endangered Mars mission, Russian experts say

The Russian-European ExoMars space mission remains on track despite the Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash on Wednesday, Russian experts say.

Mars lander may have "exploded on impact," European Space Agency says

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander may have "exploded on impact" after a failed descent to the surface of the Red Planet earlier this week.

Mars spacecraft in orbit but no clear signal from lander

A joint European and Russian mission to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully placed a spacecraft into the planet's orbit, the European Space Agency said Wednesday, although the signal...

Probe headed to Mars in make-or-break moment for Euro-Russia mission

Seven months after its launch, a multibillion-dollar project to look for traces of life on Mars faced a crucial moment Wednesday as a test lander hurtled in the direction of the Red Planet.

SpaceX boss offers plan for private colonization of Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk offered a detailed description Tuesday of his company's plans to begin private missions to eventually transport colonists to live on Mars.

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii ends for six scientists

An international group of scientists emerged on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii due to end for six scientists

An international group of scientists will emerge on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.

China unveils probe and rover for 2020 Mars mission

China on Wednesday released images of the Mars probe and rover that the country plans to use in its ambitious mission to the Red Planet in 2020.

German researchers to test robot space technology in US desert

Researchers will test new robot technology in the Mars-like deserts of Utah, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announced Wednesday.

NASA: Sand dunes on Mars reveal clues about its atmosphere

Ripples found on the sand dunes of Mars, often much larger than those found on similar dunes on Earth, reveal that the red planet's atmosphere is thinner than it once was, NASA said Thursday.

NASA rocket clears key hurdle on path to Mars

NASA successfully tested a rocket booster Tuesday that it hopes will one day help carry astronauts to Mars.

First of two Europe/Russian missions blasts off seeking life on Mars

This is the first of two unmanned missions for the ExoMars programme, in search of current or past life on the Red Planet, or evidence thereof.

Mars plans to compensate recall customers with own products, not cash

Mars is planning to compensate consumers that have bought recalled chocolate products by offering them new goods rather than cash, a spokesman said.

Mars recalls chocolate bars in 56 countries after plastic piece found

The US-based Mars food company issued a recall on Tuesday of several chocolate bar brands in countries around the world after a piece of plastic was found in one of its products.