NASA's Mars Missions Continue to Produce New Science While an Armada of New Spacecraft Head For the Red Planet

Artist’s illustration of the Perseverance rover mission in flight, leaving Earth on its way to Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars has been in the news a lot lately, with the successful launches of NASA’s Perseverance rover, the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter and China’s Tianwen-1 orbiter, lander and rover. All three missions will arrive […]

Ingenuity Helicopter Charges Batteries, Eyes First Flights on Mars

@NASAPersevere continues to persevere towards #Mars, as Ingenuity helicopter gets a battery charge in-flight. […]

Perseverance Launches Atop Mighty Atlas, Begins Multi-Month Trek to Mars

@NASAPersevere is on its way to Mars, following spectacular @ULALaunch of Mighty Atlas. […]

Atlas V Rolls to Pad for Launch, as Delta IV Heavy Receives Secretive NROL-44 Payload

@NASAPersevere rolls to the pad atop Mighty Atlas, as Majestic Delta receives its NROL-44 payload. […]

Ready for Mars: Perseverance Counts Down to Thursday Launch (Part 2)

@NASAPersevere is 4 days out from launch atop @ULALaunch Mighty Atlas. Next stop: Mars. […]

Ready for Mars: Perseverance Counts Down to Thursday Launch (Part 1)

@NASAPersevere launches atop an @ULALaunch #AtlasV booster on Thursday, bound for the geologically rich Jezero Crater on Mars. […]

Mars Month Dawns: Remembering America's Ongoing Work at the Red Planet (Part 3)

The InSight mission launches into the fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on 5 May 2018. Photo: NASA

Three weeks from now, on 30 July, the rumble of an Atlas V RD-180 engine and the staccato crackle of four solid-fueled boosters at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., […]

Launch of Mars Perseverance Rover Slips to NET 20 July

The ULA Atlas V 541 rocket saw its maiden launch in November 2011, delivering NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. NASA’s next Mars Rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch on the same rocket as soon as July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

Less than a month since […]

Tool For Collecting Rocks Installed on Perseverance Rover for July Launch to Mars

The Perseverance rover undergoing processing at a payload servicing facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 14, 2020. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA’s Perseverance rover just reached big another milestone in its preparations for launch to Mars this summer. Key components of the rover’s sample handling system have now been installed. This system will […]

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Explore Ancient Lakeshore for Martian Fossils

Color-coded image of Jezero Crater and the landing site of Mars 2020 (in the ellipse). The delta is on the western side of the crater. Darker colors are lower elevation and lighter colors are higher. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

For the past few decades, rovers and landers on Mars have focused on finding out whether […]