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Screening Soon: ‘The Pathfinders’ Trains Lens on Mars

November 7, 2019

The era NASA called “Faster, Better, Cheaper” started with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory agreeing to land something on…
Mars 2020 Stands on Its Own Six Wheels

October 26, 2019

This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the…
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation

October 7, 2019

In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the…
Deadline Closing for Names to Fly on NASA’s Next Mars Rover

September 19, 2019

It’s the final boarding call for you to stow your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover before it…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls

July 27, 2019

The robotic arm on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets Its Wheels

June 21, 2019

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install…
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

June 7, 2019

NASA’s Mars Helicopter flight demonstration project has passed a number of key tests with flying colors. In 2021,…
Don’t Forget, Curiosity’s Sister Rover is Flying to Mars in 2020

May 22, 2019

Next summer, NASA will be sending it’s Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. In addition to being…
Things Are Stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 Spacecraft

April 19, 2019

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…
Mars Helicopter Completes More Test Flights. It is Almost Ready to go to Mars

April 4, 2019

We’ve known for some time that NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The vehicle, called the Mars…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Is Put to the Test

March 20, 2019

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASA’s Mars 2020…
NASA is With You When You Fly, Even on Mars

March 13, 2019

According to the 1958 law that established NASA, where the first “A” in NASA stands for aeronautics, the…
MAVEN ushers in new era by tapping the brakes

February 11, 2019

NASA’s 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to…
NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

November 20, 2018

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a…
Landing Site Candidates for the Mars 2020 Rover Chosen

November 6, 2018

In the summer of 2020, NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will launch from Cape Canaveral and commence its journey towards the…
Third ASPIRE Test Confirms Mars 2020 Parachute a Go

October 28, 2018

In the early hours of Sept. 7, NASA broke a world record. Less than 2 minutes after the…
Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover

October 16, 2018

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later…
Painting Cars for Mars

October 10, 2018

When John Campanella’s friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call. After all, Campanella…
Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

May 12, 2018

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the…
Mars 2020 Rover is Going to be Taking a Chunk of Mars Back to… Mars?

February 15, 2018

In July of 2020, the Mars 2020 rover – part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – will begin…
A Piece of Mars is Going Home

February 14, 2018

A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home. A piece of a meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir…
NASA Builds its Next Mars Rover Mission

November 29, 2017

In just a few years, NASA’s next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet. At…
Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

June 22, 2017

Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it…
Fresh Eyes on Mars: Mars 2020 Lander Vision System Tested through NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program

October 5, 2016

NASA tested new “eyes” for its next Mars rover mission on a rocket built by Masten Space Systems…
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