mission on mars

You are on the first manned mission to Mars. As you begin to enter Martian orbit, something goes wrong. A wormhole appears, destroying your ship, but transports you across the universe. Alone and unsure how to get home, you find an advanced alien civilization that mysteriously speaks English…


NASA’s MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

“The good news for us, mind you, is that the magnetic field here on Earth shows no sign of ceasing anytime soon. The dynamo in the core may do things like flip and reverse, swapping north-and-south magnetic poles, but we should continue to stay protected from the solar wind far into the foreseeable future: for billions of years (at least) to be sure. We could, conceivably, one day suffer the same fate as Mars, but our mass, our rotation and our active, dynamic core should keep the Earth’s magnetic field in business for at least as long as the Sun shines!”

If you had taken a trip to our Solar System four billion years ago, you would have found two worlds with liquid water oceans, temperate atmospheres and all the conditions we believe are needed for life. Earth would have been one of them, but Mars would have met all those criteria, too. It was long suspected that something happened to Mars around a billion years into the Solar System’s history that caused it to lose its atmosphere, something that should still be going on today. Thanks to NASA’s Maven mission, we’ve measured this atmospheric stripping by the Sun for the first time, and we’ve reached a few incredible conclusions, including that in about two billion years, Mars will be completely airless, and that if we were to terraform Mars today, it would hang onto this new atmosphere for millions of years.

Come get the full story of how Mars lost its atmosphere, and learn what NASA’s Maven mission has taught us so far!

Alternative history/Fictional space project

“Ambition 1” ascent module launching from the surface of Mars.

If you want to support the STNW project, you can get prints at https://society6.com/macrebisz


The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Neither Voyager spacecraft is heading toward any particular star, but Voyager 1 will pass within 1.6 light-years of the star Gliese 445, currently in the constellation Camelopardalis, in about 40,000 years. 

The Voyager Golden Record contains 115 images plus a calibration image and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds and whales. The record additionally features musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages, and printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. The items were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University.


Disneyland attraction tickets, 1975-1977

“Fun facts about Mass Effect” is going to be the title of my autobiography.

headcanons about The Martian universe:

-something goes wrong at NASA, or anywhere where Mark Watney frequents, blame it on mars. it started as him mumbling about it, and it spread. coffee maker breaks? “goddamnit mars.” somebody’s computer fucks up? “fuckin’ mars!” another rocket explodes upon being launched? "I BLAME MARS”

-the people in Watney’s household, his students, and the people at NASA when he’s around like to play disco music at increasing volumes. they see how loud they can get it till he notices.

-Mark Watney starts listening to disco music on his own sometimes. nobody’s really sure if its ironically or not.

-everytime someone fucks up at NASA, they are met with a (mostly) joking remark along the lines of, “Mark Watney, space pirate, colonized MARS, and you can’t even transfer files correctly!!!!”

-the above but with the next manned mission to mars. someone’s like “ugh i spilled the dirt sample i just took so now i have to recollect it” and their crewmate is overdramatically like , “ mA RK WATNEY, SPACE PIRATE, COLONIZED THIS GODFORSAKEN PLANET, AND U CANT EVEN COLLECT DIRT ?  U CALL URSELF A GOOD ASTRONAUT”

-”remember this, class, you might need it if NASA leaves you behind on a desolate planet someday”

-the crew with kids, at some point, all go to their kids school during “job day” or whatever where they talk about their jobs. the crews like “i was an astronaut! we accidentally left our friend on mars, but let’s not talk about that.” except Mark Watney and hes like “U WANT A JOB WITH A LOT OF EXCITEMENT? GO BE AN ASTRONAUT. THEY MIGHT LEAVE U ON MARS TOO, THEN PAY U A LOT BECAUSE THEY FELT BAD.”

-right after they found out that Watney was alive on mars, commander Lewis turns to Beck and is like, “uh huh. he’s dead, SUUURE” and cocks her eyebrow and beck is like “o H SHIT” bc hes the one that first plain out said that watney was dead and they had to go fast off the planet

-every year on his birthday NASA/the ares III crew/friends/family/fans send Mark Watney at least 80 different space/mars related things, including a card every year that says “sorry we left you on mars” with another sheet of custom made stickers that say “I SURVIVED MARS” with a lil thumbs-up astronaut

In 2025, the mission Mars One is a full success. Upon arrival on the red planet, the astronauts notice some kind of cave, containing a single human skeleton – and four words, carved into a wall.

Hunk’s heart clenched. “You want a kiss?”

Shiro jolted and shot him a wild look. “I’m sorry?”  Right. Hunk held up one of the candies for Shiro to see. That made him crack a smile, and he held out his left hand to take it. “Thank you.”

After an accident that cost him his arm and his position on the first manned Mars mission, Shiro transfers to work at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Shortly after, Hunk gains a secret admirer.

These facts are probably coincidental.

All About that Space by @bosstoaster

Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals

Age of Triumph will begin with a quest from the Speaker!

Weekly Story Playlist

  • Weekly Story Mission Playlist will have Modifiers! It will feature all story missions!.Each week will feature a certain set of missions (Example: Mars and Venus one week, Dreadnaught the next)! 
  • First completion rewards a Treasure of Ages and 20 legendary marks up to 5 times (100 marks total!)


  • Treasure of Ages from the Eververse! These Treasure are mostly filled with items you missed in past events!  From Sterling Treasures to the Treasures of the Dawning!
    • For instance, you can buy an engram specifically containing the Hose of Judgement loot pool
  • New [POSSIBLE] items. 
  • Silver Dust Vendor improved! It has become more specific in what you can get for your silver dust!
  • Free Treasure of Ages can be awarded three times a week! (Weekly Heroic, Weekly Story, and Weekly Crucible)


  • Two Weekly Crucible Bounties!
  • One Treasure of Ages can be earned for completing the weekly featured gametype!

Challenge of the Elders

  • Challenge of the Elders brought up to 390! 
  • Can now reward 10 Legendary Marks up to 3 times! 
  • The lower level CoE is still available


  • Nightfall is at 380 LL!
  • Daybreak modifier for NIghtfall! 
    • It is a Mayhem modifier for the Nightfall
    • It will appear roughly once a month
  • Rainbow Burn is not impossible! 
  • Starting in July/August there will be 6 weeks of Daybreak Strikes!
  • Blue Flames returned! (It grants an XP buff!)


Scientists at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands were to successfully grow edible vegetables in soil similar to that found on Mars. Tests done on the harvest showed that the plants contained ‘no dangerous levels’ of heavy metals and researchers declared the results promising. Although the experiment did not take place in actual Martian soil, scientists did use dirt from Earth to create a mix that was as close as possible to soil found on the surface of Mars. The experiment found that radishes, peas, tomatoes, cress, rocket and rye all flourished in Martian soil. The original experiment took place in April 2015, with the final harvest finished in October 2015. Inside a glass house, the plants were cultivated under constant temperature, humidity and light conditions and under Earth atmosphere. 'This is because we expect that first crop growth on Mars and moon will take place in underground rooms to protect the plants from the hostile environment including cosmic radiation’, said lead researcher Dr Wamelink. This experiment is in an important step in the journey of humans to Mars as soils from Mars are known to contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and mercury. If future colonists were to ingest these metals while eating Martian crops, it would be devastating for their health and for the colony.

Read more about this fascinating story on: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3658092/Astronauts-really-farm-food-Mars-Vegetables-grown-Martian-soil-safe-eat.html

Days In The Vast Space - Chapter 1

Pairings: Belle/Adam, Gaston/LeFou, minor Lumière/Plumette

Summary: Four astronauts are assigned to a mission to Mars. They are each required to keep a recorded log on their daily activities. Belle is an astrophysicist, Gaston is an engineer, LeFou is a psychologist, and Adam is the pilot of the spacecraft. Being stuck together for the next 18 months, will they suffer from cabin fever, or will they become closer to each other than they could have ever imagined?

Author’s Note: To be honest, this started out as a joke. But then, as I developed the story more inside of my head, I thought, ’Hey, this is actually kind of neat!’ So I got to typing and this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy my really weird Space AU fanfic!

Read Chapter 2: Days In The Vast Space - Chapter 2

Read more Fanfiction: gastt.tumblr.com/fanfiction

“Lumière,” Flight director Plumette said, “Any response from the Villeneuve crew?”

“We just got sent their daily logs,” Space communicator Lumière responded, “Here are some of the recorded transcripts.”

Adam, Captain:

Captain’s log, day one on Space Shuttle Villeneuve. The other crew members and I seem to be getting along. Belle, the ship’s astrophysicist, and I have each been exchanging book recommendations. She enjoys reading ‘Romeo & Juliet.’ I am hoping that the revelation of this fact does not destroy our professional relationship. 

- Adam

Belle, Astrophysist:

Captain Adam seems to be a very reserved person. He is very quiet, and is well-read. He seems a bit pulled-back, but I can sense a lot of depth through that cold, hard exterior. He seems pleasant. My encounter with Gaston, however, was anything but pleasant. He said, and I quote, 'I’d love to see your ass-trophysics in zero gravity.' I am debating whether or not I should file a complaint to LeFou.

Much love to Lumière and Plumette. Tell my father I said hello.

Sincerely, Belle

Gaston, Engineer:

Dear Diary, It was the perfect pick-up line! Dear God, women are so complicated. And that captain, Adam, has an incredibly underwhelming personality. I think he and Belle were talking about books for two entire hours. He is definitely not a real man. Real men talk about manly things, tough and burly things, like interior decorating. How can Belle stand him? Does she not realize that I am the handsomest man on this spacecraft? Has she not seen me expectorate, before? Such a peculiar woman. Thank God for LeFou. He seems to be the only sane man on this ship, besides me of course.

You know who I am ;), G

LeFou, On-Board Psychologist:

I am the only sane man on this ship, I swear to God. My psychology professor didn’t prepare me for any of this. Belle won’t stop complaining about Gaston, Gaston won’t stop complaining about Belle, and Adam won’t stop crying over his parental abandonment issues. I knew I should have become a school counselor. Middle schoolers have more impressive maturity levels than this crew.

Help me.


“This is going to be a long eighteen months,” Lumière and Plumette sighed.

Author’s Note: Again, none of this is supposed to be taken seriously. Just a little humorous fic I’ve decided to make in my spare time.

Please tell me what you guys think!

- @gastt

NASA Shortlists Three Landing Sites for Mars 2020

Mars 2020 is targeted for launch in July 2020 aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The rover will conduct geological assessments of its landing site on Mars, determine the habitability of the environment, search for signs of ancient Martian life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers. It will also prepare a collection of samples for possible return to Earth by a future mission.

Why you all should watch Mars.

If you liked The Martian you’re gonna love this miniseries/documentary. And if you are a Star Trek fan, just like me, you should give it a try.

The plot:

In the year 2033, a crew of six astronauts launch from Florida on a journey to be the first people to set foot on Mars. During the descent into the Martian atmosphere, there is a malfunction with their spacecraft, the Daedalus. They land 75.3 kilometres away from their planned habitat. On Earth their progress is being monitored.

Intermixed with the story are real-life interview footage from the year 2016, of the crew, and their mission control; there are interviews with various scientists, and engineers about the difficulties that the crew might face on a journey to, and living on, Mars. This part also makes you want to have faith in humanity again.

The characters:

  • Ben Sawyer, American mission commander and systems engineer. Don’t get too fond of him….
  • Hana Seung, American mission pilot and systems engineer, later mission commander, and as her twin sister Joon Seung, head of mission control on Earth, later secretary-general of International Mars Science Foundation, the multi-nation organization funding the Mars expedition. She’s great and you’re gonna fall in love in 2 seconds.
  • Amelie Durand, French mission physician and biochemist. SHE’S A DOCTOR! NOT A….
  • Robert Foucault, Nigerian mission engineer and roboticist. Really brave and awesome and he loves the ocean.
  • Javier Delgado, Spanish mission hydrologist and geochemist. He complains a lot but he cares a lot about the rest of the crew.
  • Marta Kamen, Russian mission exobiologist and geologist. She’s one of the keys of the series, just saying.
  • Ed Grann (not in the pic), CEO of the Mars Missions Corporation, consortium of private aerospace companies preparing Mars expeditions. An asshole, but really necessary for the mission.

The photography:

And last but not least…

The music 

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