How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on Mars

The Okarian rover was in trouble. The yellow Humvee was making slow progress across a frigid, otherworldly landscape when planetary scientist Pascal Lee felt the rover tilt backward. Out the windshield, Lee, director of NASA’s Haughton Mars Project, saw only sky. The rear treads had broken through a crack in the sea ice and were … Continue reading How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on Mars

Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket

  Elon Musk is really sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars. On Friday (Dec. 22), Musk, the CEO and chief technology officer of SpaceX, posted photos to his Instagram account revealing the “midnight cherry” electric sports car being prepared for launch on the company’s first Falcon Heavy rocket. "Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators … Continue reading Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket