NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars, Aiming For An Aviation FirstThe hope is that aircraft like this one -- flying mechanical scouts -- will eventually give scientists another vantage point from which to observe Mars.
NASA Plans To Put Robot Bees On MarsThe space agency says it is working on creating a swarm of robot bees that will fly around the surface of Mars.
Elon Musk On First Mars Explorers: 'Good Chance You'll Die'While the tech mogul says humans must branch out into space, Musk admits the planet's first travelers to Mars may not make it back alive.
Chicago Temperatures Colder Than On MarsHow cold is it in Chicago? Colder Monday morning than some of the coldest places on earth and in the solar system.
A New Confectionery Coming To Chicago As Mars And Wrigley CombineMars, Inc. announced Wednesday a plan to combine its chocolate and Wrigley segments to create a Mars Wrigley Confectionery in Chicago.
SpaceX Chief Elon Musk Predicts People On Mars In 9 YearsSpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.
Trick-Or-Treaters At NW Side Mars Factory Get Their Fill Of Free CandyIt's the ultimate Halloween treat, a bag full of Mars candy, free. It was handed out directly from the Northwest Side's factory, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
NASA Says They’ve Discovered Evidence Of Water On MarsNASA researchers make a game changing discovery on Mars. Everything we thought we knew about the red planet is turned upside down.
Purdue Grad Student Hoping For One-Way Ticket To MarsA couple hundred thousand people applied for the Netherlands-based Mars One project, and now there are only about 660. By Monday, there will only be about 200 still in the running for the plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.
Three Chicagoans Vying For Mission To MarsIt is an ambitious project that is literally out of this world. It's called Mars One. When and if it achieves lift off a decade from now, people will travel to Mars to live there permanently.
Wisconsin Man Makes First Cut For Proposed Mars ColonyAaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.
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