With the success of its first Mars probe, the planned launch of the Galileo satellite navigation system, Europe is emerging as a global space power. But does it have a chance of beating NASA in the space game?
Europe’s Great Space Race Deutsche Welle
Coffee on Mars, Anyone? Deutsche Welle
You can’t fly there yet, but that’s not stopping visionaries and NASA from planning a colony on Mars. Would-be Mars dwellers can take a virtual tour of a habitat that includes many of the comforts of home. Welcome to the first Earthling settlement on Mars. The rover vehicle is parked on the left. On the right, there’s a terrestrial biology growth experiment module, or, more simply, a greenhouse. And in the middle, there’s the habitat — a spaceship-like structure where it’s imagined a crew of six astronauts will spend most of their 18-month stay on the red planet.
A Little bit of Germany on Mars Deutsche Welle
Scientists on the U.S.-led Mars exploration mission have received the first data transmissions of information about the make-up of the red planet