Questions about the science or exploration of the planet Mars. See the tag wiki for related tags.
The first mission to Mars was in 1960 and was conducted by the former Soviet Union (the first successful landing occured in 1971 mars-3), and there are several current missions studying the planet. Several space agencies from around the world are studying its surface features, atmosphere, and its potential for hosting life in either the past or present.
Questions that are related to the past, current, or future exploration and study of Mars should use this tag. For some more information:
For artificial satellites that are stationed in Mars orbit, see mars-orbiters
For the Martian dust storms, see dust.