A huge canyon can be seen on the face of Mars.

How can astronauts enter the Grand Canyon of Mars, Valles Marineris. explore?

There are many in the Mars exploration circles who see Valles Marineris as a “tell all” place, ripe for human exploration that can uncover the history of the planet and its ability to sustain microbial life. That said, how can the multifaceted geology found at this site best be explored? Can future crews on the …

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Uncomfortable day for aviation as Farnborough runway reaches 50C | Aviation industry

tThe runway temperature reached 50C at the Farnborough air show this week. Officials checked for tarmac between the aerospace industry showing off its wares, with flights by passenger jets including the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, various military jets and flypasts by the Red Arrows display team. Monday’s heat was yet another reminder, if needed, …

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William Shatner kicks off new Star Trek shows – The Hollywood Reporter

William Shatner kicks off new Star Trek shows – The Hollywood Reporter

William Shatner closed the first night of San Diego Comic-Con in style – with plenty of swearing and a look back at his storied career. In an hour-long conversation with emcee Kevin Smith, the 91-year-old actor talked about aging, space travel (both real and fictional), and his place in the pop culture consciousness. Shatner’s age …

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Regional airline Rex plans to go electric with aircraft conversion

Regional airline Rex plans to go electric with aircraft conversion

Regional Australian airline Rex could start offering all-electric flights shortly after closing a deal to equip some of its existing aircraft fleet with electric propulsion. Rex this week announced a partnership with Australia’s Dovetail Electric Aviation to “pioneer” the conversion of turbine-powered aircraft to electric and zero-emission propulsion. Under the partnership, part of Rex’s legacy …

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