NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: This illustration shows a concept for a proposed NASA Sample Retrieval Lander that would carry a small rocket (about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall) called the Mars Ascent Vehicle to the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Download image › Sixteen scientists from the US, Europe, Canada, … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Captures Video of Solar Eclipse on Mars – NASA Mars Exploration

Perseverance Rover Sees Solar Eclipse on Mars: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. It’s the most zoomed-in, highest-frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS / SSI. … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Arrives at Delta for New Science Campaign – NASA Mars Exploration

Collecting samples as it explores an ancient and now-dry river channel is but one goal the six-wheeled geologist will pursue during its second Red Planet exploration. After collecting eight rock-core samples from its first science campaign and completing a record-breaking, 31-Martian-day (or sol) dash across about 3 miles (5 kilometers) of Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover … Read more

NASA Extends Ingenuity Helicopter Mission – NASA Mars Exploration

With its recent 21st flight complete, the Red Planet rotorcraft is on its way to setting more records during its second year of operations. NASA has extended flight operations of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter through September. In the months ahead, history’s first aircraft to operate from the surface of another world will support the Perseverance … Read more