NewsHour Plus ‘This Week In Space’ Talk Mars and Your Ticket to the Stars

BY Chris Amico and Miles O'Brien  March 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM EDT

Recent developments have moved us a bit closer to “space (flight) for the rest of us,” Miles O’Brien of ‘This Week In Space’ tells us in his first visit to NewsHour Plus. O’Brien catches us up on Virgin Galactic‘s latest test flight over California’s Mojave Desert and a few other topics:

Here’s more on springtime on Mars. The Red planet’s northern hemisphere is currently warming up and melting layers of dry ice. That’s what you’re seeing in this image, courtesy of NASA:

Martian Spring. Courtesy of NASA

We also talked about NASA’s newest Martian rover. Here’s a concept video from NASA that tells the story.

For more Miles and more space, check out SpaceFlight Now and This Week In Space.