The Rover We Sent To Mars Is Now Older Than The Average Car In America

Want to feel old? Remember the Opportunity rover we sent to Mars? It was one of the solar-powered twins (along with the rover Spirit) that was sent to Mars back in 2004. Today is Opportunity’s birthday, and if it wasn’t a robot on another planet it could be ready for its Bat Mitzvah. Opportunity is 13. The average car…

Here's How To Fix The Big Problems With Elon Musk's Mars Spaceship

This week electrovehicle and space transit magnate Elon Musk unveiled his master plan for the human race to become “a multi-planetary species”, starting with travel to Mars. But while I know it’s an act of remarkable hubris for me to even say this, I believe SpaceX’s plans for their Interplanetary Transport System…