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Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission healthy and on its way: NASA
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission, which is on its way to the Red...
Mars mission: NASA ups the ante with its newest six-wheeled rover
NASA is dispatching a six-wheeled rover to Mars, where scientists hope it w...
Getting to Mars is easy. It’s the stopping that can kill you.
That the 1-ton rover will end up on Mars on the afternoon of Feb. 18 is nearly certain (presuming it is able to launch before the middle of August). The spacecraft navigators will have put the robotic explorer on a collision course with the planet. The only question is whether Perseverance will be on the ground in one piece or smashed to bits.
China moves rocket into place for nation's 1st Mars mission
The mission is one of the most ambitious yet for China's space program, which has advanced rapidly since launching its first crewed mission in 2003. Since then, it has sent astronauts to an experimental space station, begun work on a larger, more permanent facility and landed a probe on the less-explored far side of the moon.
In Arab world's first, UAE successfully launches its spacecraft 'Al Amal' towards Mars
Al Amal, or Hope Probe, weighing 1.3 tonnes was launched from the H-2A rocket from Japan's remote Tanegashima spaceport at 1.58 am local time.
China launches Mars probe in space race with US
After watching the United States and the Soviet Union lead the way during the Cold War, China has poured billions of dollars into its military-led space programme. China has made huge strides in the past decade, sending a human into space in 2003. The Asian powerhouse has laid the groundwork to assemble a space station by 2022 and gain a permanent foothold in Earth orbit.
United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars, becomes first Arab country to do so
The first Arab mission to Mars was initially due to launch on July 14, but has been delayed twice due to bad weather. There are currently eight active missions exploring Mars; some orbit the planet and some have landed on its surface. China and the United States each plan to send another this year.
ISRO's MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars
According to ISRO, "the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta." "Stickney, the largest crater on Phobos along with the other craters (Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig) are also seen in this image," it said.
China's long march in space, from the moon to Mars: Beijing successfully launches rover
It is among a trio of nations, along with the United Arab Emirates and the United States, launching missions to the Red Planet this month, taking advantage of a period when Mars and Earth are favourably aligned. A previous mission with Russia in 2011 failed because the Russian launcher was unable to get the craft into a transfer orbit to slingshot towards the Red Planet.
Mission successful: SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone mission
The successful mission, carried out jointly by SpaceX and NASA, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back.
Possibility of Perseverance finding evidence of life on Mars, challenging and exciting: Scientists
Goutam Chattopadhyay, Senior Research Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, US, said the Jezero crater was chosen after exhaustive search by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched to survey the Red Planet in 2005.
NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
Perseverance will aim for treacherous unexplored territory: Jezero Crater, a dusty expanse riddled with boulders, cliffs, dunes and possibly rocks bearing signs of microbes from what was once a lake more than 3 billion years ago.