Mars Exploration & The Budget Of Madness

Robert Zubrin, president of the Mars Society, has been an advocate of serious Mars exploration for years. He’s fought and fought (and fought) for the United States to actually explore their horizons, despite constant opposition in the form of general apathy. You can even hear him sing about it (well, you know): Unfortunately, the Obama …

Moon And Mars One

Photo: The Moon & Mars

I’d tell you that’s an extraterrestrial orb, but it’s really just the moon. These photos (which aren’t particularly great) were taken on the morning of February 9, 2012. I’d just randomly decided to head outside and noticed the very bright off-color, yellow/red “star” near the moon (you can see it in the pictures through the …

Was Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Probe Assassinated?

The Phobos-Grunt Probe, as I’ve already mentioned, will be returning to Earth in a fiery hellstorm of shrapnel in a few days. Don’t panic: It shouldn’t be anything to worry about. The Roscosmos space agency, otherwise known as the Russian Federal Space Agency, is predicting it will splashdown peacefully in the Indian Ocean. But that’s …

The Phobos-Grunt Probe Comes Home Early

Russia’s Phobos-Grunt probe hasn’t fared well in space since it launched in November. It was stranded as soon as it reached Earth’s orbit, and now appears to be falling backwards. Unable to make the trip to Mars, Phobos-Grunt will return to Earth later this month, perhaps around January 16. So watch your heads. Again.

Mars Gale Crater

Has President Obama Traveled To Mars?

At the age of 19, President Barack Obama went by the name of Barry Soetero, and he had been to Mars. At least, that’s what two self-proclaimed “chrononauts” are alleging. Andrew D. Basiago and William Stillings are claiming that President Obama was part of a top secret DARPA operation in the 1980s. Together, Basiago, Stillings, …

Life On Mars? There Might Be, Now…

Oops. Turns out NASA didn’t thoroughly follow their guidelines for preventing contamination on other planets. At least, not leading up to the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory mission on November 26. Curiosity, the “largest and most advanced rover ever sent to the Red Planet,” almost made it into space without a hitch. But a …