Mars Month Dawns: Remembering America's Successes at the Red Planet (Part 2)

The Perseverance rover is similar in design to Curiosity, but carries different instruments. Image Credit: NASA

Less than four weeks now remain before a mighty United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V booster lifts off from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., no sooner than 30 July, to deliver America’s […]

Mars Month Dawns: Remembering America's Failed Missions to the Red Planet (Part 1)

Unlocking the secrets of the Red Planet has proven a difficult endeavor over the last six decades. No less than five U.S. space missions have failed to reach it as Mars closely guards her secrets. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

It’s almost Mars Month and from 17 July through 11 August the next biannual “launch window” […]

Mars Helicopter Attached to Perseverance Rover for July Launch to Red Planet

Photo of the Mars Helicopter, after it was attached to the bottom of the rover (lower center of image). Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Despite the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, preparations for the launch of NASA’s next rover to Mars this July, Perseverance, are continuing on schedule. Most recently, the engineering and technician team completed two more […]