Mars Interior Artist rendition of the formation of rocky bodies in the solar system - how they form and differentiate and evolve into terrestrial planets.
The primary purpose of our existence is to ensure that humans safely reach Mars, with a habitat, for exploration, and human settlement, within our lifetime. Our primary approach is to provide an online transparent fundraising venue for the Mars Prize Fund, which can be thought of as a public savings account for the first successful human Mars mission.
NASA's Mars Design Reference Mission Goes Nuclear (2001)
The proposed 'Icebreaker' mission to Mars would send a robotic lander to the same region of Mars visited by the Phoenix mission in After landing at Mars' polar latitudes, Icebreaker would use its tools to penetrate the surface and excavate samples.
Building a flying vehicle for Mars would have significant advantages for exploration of the surface. However, to date, all of our surface exploring vehicles and robotic units on Mars have been terrestrial rovers. The problem .
Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way. “If we’re going to look for life on Mars, it would be really kind of lame to bring Earth life and find that instead,” Dr. Conley said. - The New York Times
This photograph of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, was taken during mobility testing on June The location is inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.