NASA’s year long Mars analog has just begun with the sealing in of its four crew members. The habitat for the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) will not be reopened – assuming all goes well – until July 2024.(more…)
The Mews - Muse Martian News
Reporting on Martian News with a UK slant, the Mars Society UK, and other interesting news from around the World.
It’s twenty years since the launch of Mars Express and later this year it will also complete twenty years of orbiting Mars – it continues to be one of the most successful orbiters ever.(more…)
If you’re a current researcher looking for opportunities to work on Planetary Science you can apply for funding through the UK Space Agencies and help explore Mars!(more…)
LOOP is a new space station concept from Airbus. It is designed to be multi-purpose so could be used in orbit around the Earth or the Moon, or even on long-term journeys to Mars.
It has an eight meter diameter and three floors, meaning it will fit perfectly in one of the super-heavy launch vehicles such as SpaceX’s Super-Heavy (which just had its first successful test launch this week – congratulations!). It would launch in its complete form, so as soon as it is in space it is capable of supporting astronauts.(more…)
It is now only two weeks to the next CHASM workshop, but there’s still time to buy tickets. It takes place with Astrolands, an analogue habitat in Northern Spain situated deep in a cave system! Check it out: https://marssocietyuk.org/events/the-second-chasm-workshop/.
But this post is about a visit to the analogue habitat during the previous CHASM workshop, LunAres in Poland. (You can also learn more about the workshop part here).(more…)
The well known British company Rolls Royce started studying nuclear power specifically for space exploration in 2021. It has just recently tweeted a teaser of a its new micro-reactor.(more…)
It’s the year 2023 on Earth (by the Gregorian calendar). And it’s the year 37 on Mars (by a NASA calendar). Earth’s New year will start on the 1st of January, the new Martian year started on the 26th of December.
How is that possible?(more…)
Good news! The UK Built rover “Rosalind Franklin” will go to Mars! It was to ride on a Russian rocket back in September, but when that was cancelled everyone thought the rover when never get of the ground.(more…)
The first CHASM workshop finished on the 16th October and was a very successful workshop. It took place alongside the Polish analogue habitat LunAres.(more…)
The CHASM workshop is fast approaching, but it you’re quick you can still meet us in Poland!
The dedicated event page has been updated with all the latest details including the program and travel advice. It takes place on the 15th and 16th of October in Poland. But you can also meet online too.
The workshop is dedicated to improving analogue space missions around the world. This first one is aimed at analog astronauts or an analog mission organisers so isn’t for everyone. This time.(more…)