Mars One, the company that promised to colonize Mars with human volunteers and make a reality TV show about it, has gone bankrupt, crushing the dreams of its willing participants and drawing ‘I told you so’s’ from its critics.
NASA is trying to breathe life into its 15-year-old Opportunity rover that has been non-responsive since June. NASA will be sending new commands for the next several weeks until the severe Mars winter sets in, killing all hopes.
NASA has landed a research craft on Mars, and many are keen to see what mysteries it will uncover. Some, however, focused instead on linguistics, taking offence to words like “colonization” and “exploration.”