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 […]

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

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

NASA's Perseverance Rover Set for Launch to Mars Tomorrow

ULA’s Atlas V rocket stands poised to launch NASA’s next rover to Mars, Perseverance, from Cape Canaveral AFS at 7:50am EDT on July 30. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

United Launch Alliance (ULA) stands ready to deliver NASA’s long-awaited Perseverance rover to Mars on Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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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. […]

Perseverance Wraps Up LRR, On Track for Thursday Launch

Launch teams declared @ULALaunch Mighty Atlas, @NASAPersevere & ground assets ready to support Thursday’s launch to Mars. […]

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. […]

Perseverance Rover Hoisted Atop Atlas V Rocket for Launch to Mars NET July 30

NASA’s Perseverance rover has met its giant Atlas V booster at last, as it prepares for 30 July launch and multi-month voyage to 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., […]

ULA Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal with Rocket for Mars Perseverance Launch Next Month

The scheduled 20 July launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover will also mark the seventh flight of the Atlas V 541 and its second mission to Mars. Photo Credit: ULA

Noticeably lacking its Mars-bound payload, the giant Atlas V assigned to loft NASA’s Perseverance rover towards the Red Planet on 20 July has wrapped […]