Ingenuity

We all know what this post is going to be about: NASA has flown a drone on another planet. The importance of this cannot be overstated. It's the equivalent of the first steam engine or the first Moon landing. This is a first step to inhabiting Mars one day in the (hopefully) not-so-distant future. Here's … Continue reading Ingenuity

Life on Mars

In 1976 two landers touched down on the surface of the red planet, Viking 1 and Viking 2. They were sent their by NASA almost a year earlier with one purpose: to search for life. To do this, they both carried the same four instruments, designed in the same way with the same parameters. Three … Continue reading Life on Mars

Leaving Earth

Would you leave Earth and travel to another planet if the opportunity dropped into your lap? If your destination is the moon, why not? It's only three or so days away and relatively safe. It's been done before and there are at least two programs at the moment intent on achieving that feat again. What … Continue reading Leaving Earth