The next rover that NASA plans to send to our red, celestial neighbor will be called “Perseverance,” a name proposed by Alex Mather, a seventh grade student from Virginia.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Mired in dust on the afternoon of June 10, 2018, NASA’s Opportunity rover received a final command from Earth. The reply was grim.
By Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American
Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter of the planet.
By Amel Ahmed, KQED
Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. His hope is that these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars. So…
By Joshua Barajas
NASA's intrepid Mars rover, Curiosity has been through a lot in the past year. It flew 354 million miles, blasted through the Mars atmosphere, deployed a supersonic parachute, unfurled a giant sky crane and touched down gently on…
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By PBS NewsHour
A spacecraft designed to search for life on Mars completed its nearly 10-month, 422-million-mile voyage Sunday, touching down the Red Planet and transmitting intriguing images from its northern arctic plains.
The twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are continuing to send information to NASA scientists on Earth more than 10 months after their touchdown on the Red Planet.
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