ExoMars

Oct. 21 Update: Unfortunately, the ExoMars mission’s Schiaparelli lander did not make a successful landing due to technical difficulties, and the crash site has been found. Happily, the mother ship did successfully enter orbit.


Why Schiaparelli Probe’s Mars ‘Crash Land’ Is No Failure (Mason Peck, Newsweek)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site (ESA)
Here’s a video explaining ESA’s full ExoMars mission.


You can find out more about the mission here…
ExoMars duo prepare for crucial orbit insertion and landing on Mars (Chris Gebhardt, NASA Spaceflight)
Life on Mars? The ExoMars is about to begin searching for the surest sign of life — the gas it leaves behind (Matthew Rozsa, Salon)
Exploration of Mars (ESA Official Site)

The ExoMars mission has also been generating a lot of cool media. For example, here is a 360° video of the launch (press and hold the video to look around).

See more Mars 3D media or find out more about Mars in general