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Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective

Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective

Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Discover a set of resources to get you up to speed on the discussion surrounding Mars

Over the years, we have learned much about the conditions of Mars and now, humans may be travelling to Mars within the decade. Space exploration like this has allowed us to understand the world past our atmosphere and much of this technology has helped our everyday lives. Below are a set of resources to get you thinking about Mars and the things astronauts and engineers have to do to get humans there.

Mars: The Red Planet

The face of the planet Mars (NASA)

Destination Mars

Discover how space agencies have explored the Red Planet in the past and present and learn about the future of human spaceflight to the red planet.

Astronaut standing on Mars with Earth in the background

Earth vs. Mars

Learn about the characteristics of the Earth and Mars, two planets in our Solar System.

Engineering Our Way to Mars

Mars Science Laboratory Parachute Qualification Testing

Testing Parachutes for Mars

NASA engineers apply kinematics and dynamics to test parachutes designed specifically to help space probes land safely using aerodynamics.

Testing of the Boeing Starliner spacesuit

Testing Spacesuit Material

Learn about a new material for spacesuits and the engineer who designed it.

Astronaut Daniel Tani in the ISS

Home Sweet Home In Space

Learn about the history of space stations and how they help us learn about space.

The Hazards of Going to Mars 

NASA Environmental Control and Life Support System

Life Support in Space - Closed Systems

Learn how astronauts survive in the International Space Station.

Radiation shielding garment on the International Space Station

Radiation and Human Space Exploration

One of the greatest hazards that humans in space face is cosmic radiation. Learn what cosmic radiation is, why it's dangerous, and ways that we are looking at protecting humans in deep space.

Former Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk enjoys cycling on board the ISS

Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Astronauts can experience bone loss in space. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

Mars And Beyond! 

Mars Perseverance rover

Exploration of the Planets in the Solar System

Learn about how spacecraft have helped us learn about our Solar System.

The rocky planets

The Inner Solar System

Earth is covered in rocks. So are Mercury, Venus, Mars and the Moon. Does that mean the rocky planets are all the same?

Jupiter’s atmosphere taken from NASA's Juno spacecraft

The Outer Solar System

Learn about the amazing planets and moons of the outer Solar System.