By putting a satellite into Mars' orbit, India has brought attention to its space program and its ability to do complex things inexpensively.
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The Mars Curiosity Rover is recovering from an onboard computer glitch but should be back to normal next week, according to Nasa.
Britain is to take its first steps in manned space exploration as part of a massive billion-pound boost, following ESA negotiations over investment and funding. "Space is big," says minister David Willetts.
Here's an update on the journey of the newest Martian inhabitant, the rover Curiosity, including a photo of it from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Plus, more space shots.
Can Microsoft's Kodu Mars game and an anthropomorphic Curiosity rover help teach kids to code?
Scheduled for 2016, the Discovery-class mission will involve putting instruments on the Martian surface to work out whether its core is solid or liquid, and why it doesn't have shifting tectonic plates like Earth does
A test run of the ChemCam laser on Sunday saw a fist-sized rock called Coronation blasted with 30 laser pulses, so Curiosity can work out the composition of the rock's surface
The European Space Agency has given details of how it will track NASA's landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, a mission that is seeking to gauge the habitability of the planet
The European Space Agency has reported a second successful communication session with the failed Russian probe, which was supposed to collect soil from a Martian moon
The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets "may really look like it came from outer space."
The European Space Agency says it's planning a joint mission to Mars with Russia's Roscosmos space agency.
The Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first picture of the Vesta asteroid, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, after entering its orbit on Friday
The space agency has finally given up hope on its Spirit rover, which landed on the red planet in 2004 and went on to make numerous significant scientific discoveries
Six volunteers on a simulated journey to Mars have reached their destination, having been in isolation in a facility in Moscow since June 2010
ZDNet UK tips a hat to the tech that flies across interstellar distances, withstands subsea pressures and makes the internet work
The space agency awards a $500 million contract for development of a suit astronauts may wear to the moon or Mars.
On average, there's a 52.4 percent chance of failure for missions to Mars, according to an infographic using data collected since 1960.
A panel recently concluded that NASA should consider flying to one of Mars' moons, rather than the planet itself. But the suggestion is still dangerous.
In the Friday space fun department. There are signs of life on Mars.
According to the Tri-City Herald, WA, NASA engineers in space suits have tested new robotic vehicles for two weeks on the dunes of Moses Lake, WA. These robots could be used on future NASA missions on the Moon and on Mars. According to the newspaper, five robotic vehicles were tested: 'a six-wheeled lunar truck, a six-legged all-terrain vehicle that can carry payloads or astronaut habitats, an autonomous drilling rover, a mapping robot and a crane that can stand on its head to load itself onto a transport.' But read more...