Scientists have unveiled what they believe to be a new method of fusion propulsion that could cut the trip to Mars down to just a few months.
It took six months to shoot these images of the Martian surface, but it'll only take you a few seconds to catch up on them.
NASA's Volkswagen-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered evidence that Mars could have supported microbial life.
Here's how the Inspiration Mars Foundation plans to send humans on a 500-day trip around Mars.
The Mars Curiosity rover continues to send back amazing imagery, and the latest batch is no exception, delivering a stunning 360-degree view of the planet's surface.
Dennis Tito, the first space tourist, wants to swing two people around Mars in a 501-day mission launching in 2018.
Rock powder to be analysed for evidence of water.
Martian spring "dry ice" thaw forms dunes from powerful escaping gasses
As if getting to Mars and establishing the first colony there wasn't dangerous enough, a new analysis of cratering rates suggests that over a three-year expedition to Mars, the planet will likely get hit by at least one asteroid large enough to cause an impact explosion in the megaton range. Good times.
NASA has had quite a year. The Curiosity rover, aside from an unidentified discharge, has been an huge success. So much of a success in fact, that the next Mars rover, launching in 2020, will be based almost entirely on Curiosity's design.