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Mars Month: ‘Space 2069’ by David Whitehouse Book Review

'Space 2069' imagines where humanity may be in terms of space exploration by the time of the 100th anniversary of…

July 31, 2020

Mars Month: How NASA Picked the Perseverance Rover Landing Site

NASA had very clear mission objectives for Mars Perserverance. How did they find a site that fulfilled all of them?

July 31, 2020

Mars Month: Bake Some Mars Cookies for Launch Day/Where to Watch

Today I will be sharing a recipe for Mars cookies, offering suggestions for a full launch day menu, and sharing…

July 27, 2020

Mars Month: Signs of Possible Life at Mars Perseverance Site

Scientists have found possible signs of ancient life at the Mars Perseverance landing site! What does this mean? Read on!

July 26, 2020

Mars Month: ‘The Search for Life on Mars’ by E Howell and N Booth

'The Search for Life on Mars' is a detailed look at humanity's quest to discover conclusive evidence of life on…

July 24, 2020

Mars Month: Make Your Own Carl Sagan-Inspired Mars Jars for Under $5

While I don't have the resources to create my own Mars Jars in the same way Carl Sagan himself did,…

July 22, 2020

Mars Month: ‘The Big Book of Mars’ by Marc Hartzman

'The Big Book of Mars' is an in-depth look at the history of our obsession with Mars, focusing on the…

July 17, 2020

Mars Month: Build a Rover with Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers

Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers is an engineering, robotics, & science kit that allows kids to build and control their…

July 15, 2020

Mars Month: Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars by Kate Greene

'Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars' recounts the time author Kate Greene spent living inside a simulated Mars…

July 13, 2020

Mars Month: ‘Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars’ by Jason Cooper

In 'Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars,' Snoopy has awoken in a desolate red landscape and is convinced he has somehow…

July 10, 2020

Mars Month: Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

The Magnificent Mars Expedition is a STEM kit that includes a story linking to experiments and activities you can do…

July 8, 2020

Mars Month: ‘The Sirens of Mars’ by Sarah Stewart Johnson

'The Sirens of Mars' is a part memoir, part historical narrative of the exploration of one of our nearest planetary…

July 6, 2020

Mars Month: ‘Mars’ First Friends’ by Susanna Leonard Hill

'Mars' First Friends' is an adorable picture book that depicts an anthropomorphized Mars as sad, bored, lonely, and longing for…

July 3, 2020

Mars Month: Welcome to Mars Month at GeekMom!

Welcome to Mars Month at GeekMom! We are celebrating the planned launch of Perseverance on July 20th with a month…

July 1, 2020

Pride Month 2020: ‘The Gravity of Us’ by Phil Stamper

'The Gravity of Us' is an LGBTQ YA novel set in the not-too-distant future when NASA is about to launch…

June 25, 2020

Welcome to Mars, India!

India made science news around the world on September 24, 2014, with the announcement that their first Mars satellite, Mangalyaan,…

September 25, 2014

GeekMom Video Playlist

Dr. Who and The Time Warp, the cutest little volcano, kids trying to figure out a 1980's computer, and crossing…

May 29, 2014

Canada vs. Mars in Temperature Death Match

It was colder in Canada than on Mars! Except wait... maybe not. Fact checking FTW.

January 10, 2014

Solar Conjunction Puts NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Orbiter In Communication Blackout

Between April 4th and May 1st, the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity will be in minimal communication with NASA's Jet Propulsion…

April 5, 2013

Plastic Found on Mars… And Five Other Famous Hoaxes

Have you heard, Mardi Gras has made it to Mars!!! Yesterday there were rumors flying about the internet about a…

November 30, 2012