Mars

The NASA Twin Study

What is the Twin Study? What does NASA hope to learn from Mark and Scott Kelly? And how might it help us get to Mars?

Water on Mars

You may have heard that NASA discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars. We take a look at previous discoveries involving H2O and the Red Planet as well as ask what does this new discovery mean?

Environmental Sensors in Space Travel

In some science fiction universes, a quick scan from your EVA suit is all you need to determine if the planet you're visiting is safe. Can we do that in real life?

Space Travel and Synthetic Biology

We can't carry everything we need for long space missions. Could synthetic biology help us produce stuff like biopolymers, drugs or even food?

Mars's MAVEN Mission

What is MAVEN and what is it looking for? We take a close look at NASA's spacecraft and what it might tell us about the red planet.

NASA Wants to Go to Mars

NASA says the first humans to land on Mars are already walking around on Earth today. How does NASA propose we get there?

Did Mars Once Look Like This?

A new video simulation from NASA shows what Mars may have looked like with a warm atmosphere. Learn more in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Swarm on Mars

Swarm robots could help us explore Mars to find caves. Read more about swarm robots and the caves of Mars in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Space Is Trying to Kill Us: Further Reading

Space is trying to kill us. Learn more with Lauren's fabulous round-up of space exploration/murder resources in this Fw:Thinking blog post.