Or should we stick with sending robots? Planetary geologist Ulrich Köhler from the German Aerospace Center says robots can accomplish a lot, but people could do more.
A technical glitch has caused SpaceX to delay the first commercial flight of a new rocket as it was about to blast off. The rocket needs to complete seven successful flights before it can transport astronauts for NASA.
An American spacecraft, laden with European gear, will be the first to study the deep interior of Mars. InSight will give us a better understanding of how rocky, terrestiral planets like our own formed.
Researchers with the Austrian Space Forum have started a three-week simulated mission to Mars in Oman's barren desert. It may be less flashy than a SpaceX rocket, but the mission still hopes to answer major questions.
Not everything went according to plan during SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch yesterday, but in the end it didn't matter.
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