The European Space Agency says that one of its ground stations has managed to re-establish contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt probe, two weeks after control was lost.
NASA has confirmed that its Curiosity rover will depart for Mars on November 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
NASA is in the final stages of preparing its Mars Curiosity rover for a launch from Florida's Space Coast on November 25.
Russian scientists still can't contact the lost Martian probe Phobos-Grunt, state media are reporting - and there's a danger it could fall to Earth with a massively toxic explosion.
NASA has released an animated clip depicting the proposed 2014 test flight of its Orion spacecraft.
A Russian Mars probe, its first interplanetary mission in 15 years, failed to take the correct course after launch, the Russian space agency has reported.
After a year and a half locked up in a box, six 'astronauts' have finally finished their simulated trip to Mars.
Liquid water on the Martian surface was probably never around for very long, meaning life would have struggled to gain a foothold there.
NASA has released a movie based on 309 images that were taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it traveled from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater - a 13 mile trek which lasted three years.
The Martian atmosphere contains water vapor in a supersaturated state, say surprised ESA scientists.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has kicked off an initiative to build the world’s first completely reusable rocket and spaceship.
NASA is working on a new communications system that could dramatically cut the time needed to transmit high-resolution images from Mars.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity - recently arrived at the Endeavour crater - has found a rock that's different from anything it's seen before.
Engineers from NASA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are working on a suitcase-sized nuclear reactor for use on the moon and other planets.
Astronauts on the way to Mars could munch on space-grown lettuce, strawberries and carrots, a NASA scienstist says.
A new million-dollar NASA project led by the University of Michigan aims to discover whether drops of salt water are common on Mars - and whether microbial life could survive in them.
The channels on Mars widely supposed to have been created by flowing water have a completely different origin, says a Texas Tech University professor.
Recent images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter seem to indicate the presence of flowing water during the warmest months on the red planet.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth.
NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.