Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. NASA

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

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the challenges of guiding landers like Mars InSight through the Martian atmosphere for a safe landing. Credits: NASA Langley

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Mars mission: how increasing levels of space radiation may halt human visitors

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Before we colonise Mars, let’s look to our problems on Earth

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station. NASA

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Who’s rushing? The Chinese Long March 5 rocket lifts off. zhangjin_net/Shutterstock.com

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Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV?

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Between the Earth and the moon: An artist’s rendering of a refueling depot for deep-space exploration. Sung Wha Kang (RISD), CC BY-ND

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