Tagged: Mars

Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars at their own risk

At the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Space X founder and CEO Elon Musk announced his company’s plan to build rocket booster and spacecraft that would transport human to Mars. He spoke about the plan stating the rocket and capsule will carry about 100 passengers along with their cargo to the red planet at an estimated cost of $10 billion a seat. Musk acknowledged the mammoth price tag, and laid out four alternative plans to minimize the cost, but was quick to hint on overall interest of thousands of people to live on Mars and informed that the company is planning on ways to minimize this cost to about $200,000. Read More…

India’s Mars Orbiter ‘Mangalyaan’ captures largest Canyon in the Solar System

India’s Mars Orbiter ‘Mangalyaan’ captures largest Canyon in the Solar System

The basic idea of Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) ultra-cost effective Mars Orbiter Mission, which costed INR 450 Crore (US$73 million) was to test navigation, orbit maneuverability, and other significant parameters for future space missions. But the exciting Mars Orbiter dubbed Mangalyaan (Mars-craft in Sanskrit), launched in November 2013, has been sending back home numerous thermal images of Mars – including the most recent 3D images of the Ophir Chasma, one of the most prominent canyons on the Red Planet. Read More…

MARS is the world’s first unmanned ship with plenty of drones on-board

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship MARS

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS)

Plymouth University, autonomous specialists MSubs and award-winning yacht designer Shutterworth Design have joined forces to design an unmanned ship that will set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. This fully autonomous ship dubbed as Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS) will have lots of drones aboard which will help in conducting various experiments while on course.
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Lego Curiosity Mars Rover for your kids

Lego NASA MARS Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

Lego Cuusoo is all set to launch its official NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover designed by mechanical engineer Stephen Pakbaz who provided the design of the original Mars Curiosity Rover. Just as the Curiosity Rover explored un-inhabited regions of the red planet, you can use this Lego toy to explore the unexplored regions of your house or office. Consisting of 295 individual Lego pieces, the rover has to be put together piece by piece giving your child a unique experience and also making them aware about the beauty of this Universe. The Lego NASA MARS Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover is complete with all the details of the real thing like 6-wheel suspension, articulated robotic arm and multiple camera sets.

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Lego Mars Curiosity rover replica made from 1000 Lego bricks is closest to the real thing

NASA successfully managed to land Curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet Mars and this opens even more opportunities for exploring traces of life other than mother Earth. So far so good and Mars rovers will surely bring home images that will change our perspective about the Universe on the whole. But for now the amazing news is that back on Earth there is a Lego replica of Curiosity rover rolling wheels especially for the Future in Space event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Doug Moran and Will Gorman build this Lego scaled down model of the Curiosity rover from 1000 LEGO Technic and Mindstorms bricks sans any use of glue or adhesive material.
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Be a civilian astronaut for human colonizing Mars mission in 2023

Are you always fascinated by the red planet Mars, then Mars One (Dutch Company) has reason for you to get excited already. They are going to hold a worldwide lottery for 40 positions to be civilian astronauts and ones who’ll be selected will go through three month desert simulation training. After that the number will be filtered down to 10 for the elusive year 2023 mission for the first ever human settlement on Mars. The catch of this mission is that once you’ll set your foot on Mars you’ll not return back on Earth which is a very mind numbing thought in itself, but someone has to do it sometime so why not you?
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Cyrus-The conquest of the planet Mars timepiece is as lucrative as the Red Planet itself

Remember the excitement associated with the sending of Viking 1 probe that had to take pictures for figuring out the landing site for Viking 2 probe and to everyone’s amazement those pictures revealed a face in the Cydonia Region on the red planet which was three kilometers long. Till date it is not clear as to why that face was carved or made it, but as a tribute to the planet Mars and that very finding, a unique timepiece has been created by Cyrus and famous astronaut watchmaker Jean-Fracois Mojon.
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