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NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that ‘remembers’ its shape

NASA's redesigned rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy — a material that can be deformed and return back to shape.
Elon Musk in a midnight cherry Tesla Roadster.

Elon Musk plans to launch his red Tesla Roadster to Mars in January 2018, SpaceX reportedly confirms

Elon Musk said he plans to launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars using SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket. And he means it, Business Insider has learned.
Colin Creager works on the latest version of the shape-memory alloy spring tire designed for roving on Mars.

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory

Engineers at NASA have reinvented the wheel by making a nearly invincible woven-mesh design that "remembers" its ideal shape and springs back into form.

‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir is convinced we’ll colonize the moon — but says colonizing Mars doesn’t make any sense

Andy Weir's new book "Artemis" is a sci-fi novel about a heist on the moon. He thinks a lunar city is a must for Elon Musk's Mars colony to be feasible.
An illustration of SpaceX's and Elon Musk's "Big F---ing Rocket" system launching toward space.

Elon Musk wants to fly people from LA to New York in 25 minutes in a giant spaceship — but it could be a ‘vomit comet’

Elon Musk wants to fly people around on Earth in under an hour using SpaceX's "Big F---ing Rocket," but an astronaut says it wouldn't be for the faint of heart.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX but has yet to explain how people will survive there

Experts are eager to know what life support systems SpaceX is researching to keep Martian explorers alive for years.
BIG's design for the Mars Science City near Dubai, UAE.

A $140 million prototype of a Mars colony is being planned for a desert near Dubai —here’s what it looks like

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group is designing a $140 million city meant to simulate what it would be like to live on Mars.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk revealed a new plan to colonize Mars with giant reusable spaceships — here are the highlights

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, on Friday in Australia presented an updated plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk is unveiling a new plan for conquering Mars with SpaceX — watch his talk live online tonight

Musk is sharing a new version of his Mars colonization plans at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

Based on a study in mice, the risk of cancer on Mars could be twice as high as researchers previously thought.