Want your name on a microchip bound for the Red Planet? It’s totally free, you’ll earn NASA “frequent flyer miles,” and your name will be on Mars. Here’s how to sign up.
In order to create the most interactive 3D-map of Mars ever, NASA had to process 13,000 gigapixel HiRISE images for three years. Now that they've finished, the map will let people see Mars better than most NASA scientists ever have.
Later this year, these two (pretend) cosmonauts, along with four other as-of-yet-unnamed crew members, will embark on an historic, 500 day (pretend) mission to Mars, evaluating man's ability to cope with the taxing journey to the Red Planet.
As you digest hot dogs or tend to one of your geektastic Memorial Day grilling machines today, take a moment to consider NASA's Phoenix Lander, which is scheduled to touch down on Mars this evening. At about 8 p.m. EST, the multimillion dollar lander will enter the Red Planet's atmosphere and experience what CNN is…