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NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras and two microphones, many of which were turned on during last week's descent.
NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras, many of which were turned on during Thursday's descent. Perseverance can be seen just 6 1/2 feet off the ground, being lowered by cables attached to an overhead sky crane.
A NASA rover has landed on Mars in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.
After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars. The stakes — and anxiety — are sky high.
Over the weekend, flight controllers in Houston used the station's big robot arm to replace the last batch of old batteries with a new, more powerful one.
The space agency had aimed to launch its new rocket and an empty Orion capsule by the end of the year, with the capsule flying past the moon and back.
A spokeswoman says the company is getting close to flying passengers, but did not say when that might occur.
Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat probe deep into the Martian crust. But the device on NASA's InSight lander couldn't gain enough friction in the clumpy red dirt to hammer down.
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century.
SpaceX's newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring.
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