Veronica Mars: Enrico Colantoni Officially on Board for Hulu Revival

Mars Investigations’ founding father will be present and accounted when Veronica Mars resurfaces in 2019. TVLine has learned that Enrico Colantoni — aka Kristen Bell’s TV dad Keith Mars — has signed on to the forthcoming Hulu revival as a series regular. As we reported last month, the the eight-episode continuation finds Bell’s titular sleuth tracking […]

New Mars rover gets high-tech paint job for harsh conditions on Mars

John Campanella does all kinds of custom paint jobs in his spare time, airbrushing designs on cars, semis, motorcycles, and guitars. But by day, he works in the paint shop of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, applying paint to components for Pathfinder, Juno, Cassini, and Deep Impact, among other NASA missions. “I think my paint is […]

Cult classic TV show Veronica Mars is Hulu’s latest resurrection

Enlarge / Veronica Mars, circa season three. (credit: Rob Thomas) Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix seem to have all settled on one recipe for success: rebooting cult classic TV series that didn’t quite hit it big in their original broadcast runs. Netflix grabbed Arrested Development (for better or worse), Amazon picked up The Expanse. Now Variety reports that […]

NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars

NASA would really prefer that Mars astronauts produce their materials on Mars, but that’s not so easy when resources we take for granted on Earth are hard to get on the Red Planet. The administration has an idea as to how it might accomplish that feat, though — and it wants your help. It’s launching […]

Mars Opportunity rover will have 45 days to phone home

As a planet-wide dust storm enveloped Mars, many were concerned about the fate of the Opportunity rover. After all, Opportunity is dependent on solar panels; the opacity of the dust storm meant that she wasn’t getting enough light to stay powered. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last heard from Opportunity on June 10th. […]

The First Trailer: Sean Penn Rockets Off to Mars in Hulu's Outer Space Drama

Attention, Sean Penn: Your presence is requested on another planet. Hulu just dropped the official trailer for The First — all eight episodes debut Friday, Sept. 14 on the streamer — with the two-time Oscar winner starring as astronaut Tom Hagerty, who leads a crew attempting to become the first humans to set foot on Mars. […]

NASA doesn’t have the funds to get to Mars alone, Ted Cruz says

Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) speaks during a rally to launch his re-election campaign at the Redneck Country Club on April 2, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) spent the morning at Houston’s Johnson Space Center for a ceremony announcing the nine astronauts who will fly […]

SpaceX organizes inaugural conference to plan landings on Mars

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Behind him is a rendering of the Big Falcon Spaceship that could transport people to Mars. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) No one can deny that SpaceX founder Elon Musk has thought a lot about how to transport humans […]