A year-long “mission to Mars” wraps up in Hawaii. A SpaceX rocket explodes in Florida. An Earth-like planet is discovered around our nearest neighboring star. And a historic DNA mapping in space that could lead us to aliens. It’s been a week full of developments in the perpetual quest to reach even further and farther into space. HashtagVOA has the latest on the innovations, setbacks and the potential for extraterrestrial life.