Mars

The Chinese Mars lander: how Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet

For the first few months of 2021, the Martian atmosphere was buzzing with new visitors from Earth. First, it was the UAE Space Agency’s Hope probe, followed by the Chinese Tianwen-1 entering orbit. More recently Nasa landed the biggest-ever rover…

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

By Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. The US began launching space probes with nuclear power in the early 1960’s. One of these military satellites powered with a nuclear reactor fell back…

What was behind the UAE’s mission to Mars?

The United Arab Emirates made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Arab nation, and the fifth worldwide, to send a probe to Mars. Officials have lauded the symbolic importance of the mission, which they say will inspire a new…