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Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a stainless-steel rocket ship called Starship.

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a ‘bleeding’ heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA’s most dif...

SpaceX is building a steel launch system called Starship for the moon and Mars, but some aerospace experts say Elon Musk's new design won't be easy.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover in March 2014.

‘This is a hard day:’ NASA’s Opportunity rover is dead, ending the longest-running Mars mission in history

The Opportunity rover hasn't returned NASA's calls. Its lasting silence means the agency's Mars Exploration Rovers program has come to an overdue end.
Artist's conception of what the Mars One colony would look like.

Mars One, the ‘Fyre Festival’ of Mars that promised one-way trips to space, has declared bankruptcy

Mars One sought to create a colony of humans on Mars, sending people there as soon as 2025 on a budget of $6 billion.

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is dead after nearly 15 years on the red planet. Take a look back at its unlikely journey.

The Opportunity rover launched toward Mars more than 15 years ago. But after a giant dust storm, the machine went completely dark.
Chocolate companies are worried their cocoa supply might run out.

Chocolate could be extinct by 2050, but some companies think genetic engineering could save their supply

The world's chocolate supply is being threatened by disease and climate change, but genetic engineering could save the sweet.
SpaceX's "test hopper," an experimental stainless-steel ship, in Texas. The person at the bottom is for scale.

Elon Musk says he is ‘confident’ people could afford to ‘sell their home on Earth’ and move to Mars on a SpaceX rocket

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the first tickets to Mars may cost about $500,000 but eventually could cost less than $100,000 on his new launch system, Starship.

Trump reportedly offered NASA ‘all the money you could ever need’ to land on Mars during his presidency

President Donald Trump is said to have asked a NASA official: 'But what if I gave you all the money you could ever need to do it?'
An illustration of Earth and the moon.

The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it

A scientist at NASA animated how long it takes light to travel around Earth, to the moon, and to Mars. The movies show just how slow light can be.
An illustration of China's planned robotic Mars mission, called HX-1.

China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth

China recently landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, and is also working on a robotic Mars mission that may launch in 2020.
Elon Musk and a SpaceX illustration of its Big Falcon Spaceship on Mars.

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could reach orbit within 2 years. Here’s the latest photo of the spaceship’s construction.

Elon Musk shared pictures that show the construction of a prototype of SpaceX's massive Mars-bound spaceship at a launch site in Texas.