The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which is hoping to land a spacecraft on Mars.
Dr John Bridges from the University's Space Research Centre is leading the team that expect to land a space rover on the planet next Monday, and describes it as one of the most important space missions ever,
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.