The failed British mission to Mars Beagle 2 came "excruciatingly close" to succeeding, scientists say.Read the full story ›
The remains of a spacecraft sent to beam data from Mars can be seen in new images, confirming fears the lander appears to have crashed.Read the full story ›
The historic Schiaparelli lander appears to have been smashed after crash-landing onto the red planet, the European Space Agency said.Read the full story ›
There are rising fears a space probe to Mars may be lost after it failed to send back a signal to its mission control.Read the full story ›
It is hoped the lander could become Europe's first ever to survive a landing on the Red Planet.Read the full story ›
A team of six crew members have completed a year-long experiment in Hawaii which mimicked life on Mars.Read the full story ›
British astronaut Tim Peake takes part in a test to see how a Mars rover handles when it's controlled from further away.Read the full story ›
An engineer working on a British-built rover which will be sent to Mars in the second part of a project to search for life has told ITV News it will be able to drill further than has ever been drilled outside of planet Earth. Significantly the drill will be two-metres long.
"We believe two metres down, that radiation can't actually reach, so the conditions for life are far more favourable," said Kat Styles, an engineer on the Mars Rover project.
The first part of ExoMars project was launched today, with a Russian rocket taking off to send an orbiter space craft to the Red Planet to monitor its atmosphere for evidence of life.
The first stage of a major search for life on Mars will be launched today, as a rocket takes off on a seven-month journey to the planet.Read the full story ›
The second man to walk on the moon thinks humans may successfully reach the red planet within 25 years.Read the full story ›