Devon Island is cold, rocky and desolate. Plus it has a huge, well-preserved impact crater. In other words, it’s perfect for scientists who want to test new technologies and practical ways of living on the Red Planet.
Mars on Earth The Globe and Mail
Flying robot may help in security, disaster relief [and space exploration] The Globe and Mail
Seiko Epson Corp. is developing a flying robot that looks like a miniature helicopter, and which its makers hope will be used for security, disaster rescue and space exploration. Dubbed the Micro Flying Robot, the 12.3-gram, 85-millimetre machine, shown to reporters on Wednesday, follows a flight-route program sent from a computer using Bluetooth wireless technology
From Antarctica to Mars in 100 years The Globe and Mail
In one of Manhattan’s most anticipated social events of the year, 1,700 adventurers, explorers, field scientists, artists and celebrities from around the world will gather at the landmarkWaldorf-Astoria hotel tonight to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Explorers Club. An annual event held since 1904, this year’s dinner, to be attended by 40 Canadians, takes on the added significance of a centennial function at the dawn of a century when some may feel that there’s nothing left to explore, nowhere we haven’t been and nothing on earth that hasn’t already been mapped.
Mars: To go or not to go The Globe and Mail
Why go to Mars?
Sometimes there’s nothing like a good long trip to make you realize that there really is no place like home. Take Mars: Having travelled more than 450 million kilometres, the two rovers that NASA has sent there have sent back photos that compared to Earth are . . . boring.
Mars mission faces a hurdle: Astronauts may arrive paralyzed The Globe and Mail
With the recent success of the rover Spirit, and the anticipated landing of Opportunity later this month, a manned mission to Mars is the talk of the planet. However, according to new McGill University research, stress caused to the human body by the weightlessness encountered during space missions may present a formidable obstacle to U.S. plans to establish a colony on the moon and launch a manned mission to Mars by 2030.
Race To Mars team unveiled The Globe and Mail
After months of deliberating over 27 proposals submitted for Discovery’s Race to Mars project, a winning production team has been named at the World Congress of Science Producers in Paris. The triumphant group consists of Galafilm Productions, Snap Media and Mentorn. Race to Mars will encompass a television event consisting of several docudramas and a companion reality series simulating a daring human expedition to the Red Planet, all shot in HD. On-line interactivity and games, as well as a companion book will support this initiative.
Life theories The Globe and Mail
Scientists usually focus on the destructive nature of asteroids and comets slamming into Earth. But maybe the heavenly bodies were the start of something big. ANNE McILROY delves into research that accentuates the positive.
RTX Red Rock The Globe and Mail
so wanted to like this game. Not only is it a LucasArts creation, but the plot
In search of ‘weird life’ The Globe and Mail
The European Space Agency is soliciting scientists to come up with unique ways of identifying life on Mars. The idea is to put these detection tools on ESA’s ExoMars mission, which is set to deposit a rover on the Red Planet in 2009.
New Mars theory may hold water The Globe and Mail
A geologist says he may have figured out what caused mysterious gullies on Mars: water trickling from the melting of snow that had built up over thousands of years. His theory may help scientists figure out where to seek signs of life on the planet. The research suggests that even though Mars is now very cold, flowing water may have carved the gullies in the middle latitudes within the past 500,000 years.