Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems are powered by a process known as nuclear fission—the splitting of atoms.
The moon will be about 23 percent full on the peak night, which means there will be relatively dark skies.
The Red Planet won't be this close to Earth for 15 years.
"Away" on Netflix tells the story of the first-ever human mission to Mars. Though in real life we are years away from landing on the planet, the show is based on space exploration happening today.
"Everything this helicopter does will be a first-time event," said NASA engineer Nagin Cox.
The rover will use its suite of scientific instruments to search for signs of ancient microbial life on the red planet.
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft is scheduled to arrive on the red planet in February, 2021.
If you want to see the spectacle, you will need to head outside around an hour before sunrise on Sunday.
The International Space Station's two Russian toilets will be joined by the American-made Universal Waste Management System, which will also be used in future deep space exploration.
Aunt Jemima announces that it will rebrand, and Uncle Ben's says it recognizes that the brand's visual identity should evolve.
"This is the first step in trying to understand the evolution of Mars' atmosphere," Håkan Svedhem, ESA's TGO Project Scientist, told Newsweek.
"These natural caverns would provide the crew protection from excessive radiation exposure [and] shelter them from the bombardment of micrometeorites," researchers said.
Last week, Musk confirmed the SN4 prototype had passed a cryogenic proof test, which marked a big milestone for the project that is designed to send crew and cargo to the moon, and even Mars.
"Organic molecules are those that contain chains and rings of carbon atoms linked together—like those used by life," said researcher Atsuko Kobayashi.
Meteor showers are celestial events in which several shooting stars appear to originate from a single point in the sky.
Red romaine grown on board the International Space Station found to be just as good as plants cultivated on Earth.
The rover will search for signs of past microbial life on Mars, while also investigating the planet's climate and geology.
The hole is the entrance to an underground cavern.
"We've been planning this mission and executing for the last 10 years—and the initial results are really exciting," Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator said.
Research could shed light on which distant planets have the potential to host life.
U.K. Astronomer Royal Martin Rees proposes that "post-humans" could one day transition into becoming "fully inorganic intelligences"
Hibernation technology may enable mission designers to reduce spacecraft mass by around a third.
Photos show black and white landscape view of Gale Crater taken as the rover investigates geological formations.
The teenager sat down with Stylist Magazine to discuss what life would be like in space, from the food to the toilet arrangement —and the prospect of being the very first person to touch foot on Mars.
The Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit builds on the designs of spacesuits currently used by astronauts when they conduct spacewalks outside the International Space Station.
The Mars 2020 mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020, and it is expected to reach the red planet in February 2021.
The photo was taken by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter—a spacecraft developed by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
And if you don't believe us, just ask Elon Musk.