Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
24/7 News Coverage
July 30, 2015
NASA Mars Orbiter Preparing for Mars Lander's 2016 Arrival
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 30, 2015
With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year. A planned 77-second firing of six intermediate-size thrusters on July 29 will adjust the orbit timing of the veteran spacecraft so it will be in position to receive radio transmissions from InSight as the newcomer descends through the Martian atmosphere and touches down on Sept. 28, 2016. These six rocket engines, which were use ... read more
Previous Issues Jul 29 Jul 28 Jul 27 Jul 24 Jul 23

Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making d ... more

Antarctic Offers Insights Into Life on Mars
The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between. Oligotrophs, slow-growing organisms that prefe ... more

Earth and Mars Could Share A Life History
While life is everywhere on Earth, there is much debate about how it began. Some believe it originated naturally from the chemistry found on our planet as it evolved. Others hypothesize that life - ... more
Space News from


New Website Gathering Public Input on NASA Mars Images
Science-team members for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are soliciting help from the public to analyze exotic features near the south pole of Mars. By categorizing features visible in imag ... more


Curiosity Rover Inspects Unusual Bedrock
Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before - bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica. Sili ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas Make SMRs a commercial reality Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Market 2015 Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Opportunity heading into Marathon Valley
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading into 'Marathon Valley.' On Sol 4072 (July 8, 2015), the rover collected some targeted 13-filter Panoramic Camera (Pancam) images and some N ... more

Celebrating 50 years of Martian imagery
Fifty years ago today, the first image of Mars was beamed back by NASA's Mariner 4. The image, which was followed by 22 others, was first closeup of another planet. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test

Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

China's PLA launches massive war games in South China Sea


Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' primitive continental crust
The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental c ... more

Never Get Lost on Mars Again With NASA's New Red Planet Map
An application called 'Mars Trek', which was released by NASA on Friday, lets you explore the red planet from your computer or mobile phone. The volcanos and craters of Mars can now be explore ... more

Opportunity Rover's 7th Mars Winter to Include New Study Area
Operators of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plan to drive the rover into a valley this month where Opportunity will be active through the long-lived rover's seventh Martian winter, examin ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

Could This Become the First Mars Airplane
When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have made it possible. A prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Pr ... more

Opportunity Gets Back to Work
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the 'Spirit of St. Louis' crater near the entrance of 'Marathon Valley.' The Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction command moratorium and communica ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Computer model may explain how simple molecules became life

It takes a village to ward off dangerous infections

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

Humpback whale recovery in Australia - A cause for celebration

First measurements taken of South Africa's Iron Age magnetic field history

Research with bite

'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts


NASA wants to send microbes to Mars to prepare for human habitation
As NASA considers the possibility of a manned mission to Mars, it may first send another lifeform: microscopic bacteria which could biologically engineer the planet's ecosystem, making it more habit ... more

Curiosity rover back to work, studying rock-layer contact zone
After a few weeks of limited communication with ground controllers, NASA's Curiosity rover is back online and doing some science. ... more

Curiosity Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. In addition to two rock ... more

Prandtl-m prototype could pave way for first plane on Mars
NASA researchers are preparing to test the prototype that may pave the way for the first plane to fly Martian skies. The airplane is called the Prandtl-m. ... more

New plan proposed to send humans to Mars
A new, cost-constrained U.S. strategy to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by minimizing new developments and relying mainly on already available or planned NASA a ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
Military Space News
Environment News
Energy News
Mars News
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Rover In Good Health After Communication Blackout
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the 'Spirit of St. Louis' crater near the entrance of 'Marathon Valley.' The Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction command moratorium and communica ... more

Veteran NASA Spacecraft Nears 60,000th Lap Around Mars, No Pit Stops
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001. Named after the bestselling novel "2001: A Space O ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
It's Time for Utilities to Plan for Disruptive Solar PV Impacts

Twin discoveries, 'eerie' effect may lead to manufacturing advances

Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes

Seeing molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Identifying ever-growing disturbances leading to freak waves

Controlling phase changes in solids


Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites


NASA Signs Agreements to Advance Agency's Journey to Mars


New study favors cold, icy early Mars


Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites


UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres


NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats


Red Planet Rising


Japanese space agency plans to get samples from Martian moon


Martian glass: Window into possible past life?


NASA Spacecraft Detects Impact Glass on Surface of Mars

Supersonic NASA parachute torn to pieces in latest test

Rover Ready for Solar Conjunction and Period of Curtailed Operations

Building a Smarter Rover

Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun

NASA Looks to Cut Travel Time to Mars in Half with Superfast Propulsion

United Arab Emirates Hopes to Reach Mars by2021

NASA to test supersonic parachute in flying saucer launch

Similarities between aurorae on Mars and Earth

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.