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New 2020 Mars Rover Already Assembled In Preparation Of Testing For Next Year's Launch

NASA announced it’s on track in launching its Mars Rover in July 2020. In its clean room, the team had already assembled the parts using a method called stacking. It is now undergoing more tests, simulations, and checks.

Space April 22, 2019

Europe's ExoMars Rover Officially Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Officials announced the name of the ESA's ExoMars rover to be Rosalind Franklin, in honor of the DNA pioneer. The name was chosen by a panel of experts, from a list submitted by members of the public.

Space February 7, 2019

The European Space Agency Will Launch A New Mars Rover, And You Can Help Name It

The European Space Agency announced a contest to help name the ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to land on the Red Planet in March 2021. Will it be named Marsy McMarsface?

Space July 22, 2018

Can A Waymo Engineer Help Apple’s Allegedly Behind-Schedule Autonomous Driving Project?

By hiring Waymo and NASA engineer Jaime Waydo, Apple’s self-driving software project gains a speed boost. With her expertise, she could reorient Apple’s problematic venture into autonomous driving.

Apple June 16, 2018

NASA Will Send An Autonomous Helicopter To Mars During The 2020 Mission To Take Photos

NASA announced that an autonomous helicopter will join a rover for the Mars 2020 mission. The helicopter will fly around Mars and take bird's-eye view photos of the planet.

Space May 11, 2018

NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute For 2020 Mars Mission

The U.S. space agency successfully tested the supersonic parachute for the Mars 2020 mission. It will help in slowing down the descent of the rover through the red planet’s atmosphere.

Space November 21, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes' To Provide Dramatic View Of Red Planet

The next rover, scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2021, will have 23 cameras. The added 'eyes' will help the Mars 2020 mission achieve its goal optimally.

Space November 2, 2017

Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

Space June 17, 2017

NASA Curiosity Rover Examines First Iron-Nickel Meteorite ‘Egg Rock’ Found On Mars Surface

NASA's Curiosity Rover discovered an iron-nickel meteorite on Mars. The odd-looking object is currently under investigation.

Space November 4, 2016

ExoMars 2016: Schiaparelli Lander Separates From Mothership For Historic Mars Landing

The Schiaparelli Mars Lander has separated from its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, on Sunday. It could become the first European lander to land on Mars.

Space October 16, 2016

Mars Rover Milestone: NASA Opportunity Rover To Explore Mars Gully For The First Time

NASA’s Opportunity rover has been on Mars for quite some time but it's now venturing into a liquid-carved gully on the planet for the first time. This task is part of the rover’s mission extension which began on Oct. 1.

Space October 10, 2016

Where Will The Next Mars Rover Land? Ask This Teenager

Although NASA’s Mars Rover mission is set for 2020, the space agency is already drawing ideas on where to land. Supplying NASA landing ideas is a 14-year-old genius boy who is still in school.

Space September 8, 2016

NASA To Send New Mars Rover To Search For Life On Red Planet By 2020

The U.S. space agency is ready to start the final design and construction of the Mars 2020 rover. The six-wheeled probe is set to blast off to the Red Planet on August 2020.

Space July 16, 2016

Sea Urchin's Teeth Inspire Design For Mars Exploration Rock-Sampling Device

Engineers and marine biologists at UC San Diego use the sea urchin's intricate mouthpiece as inspiration in developing a claw-like device. The new technology can collect sediment samples more efficiently compared to the shovels used for space rovers.

Robotics May 4, 2016

NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover Tackles Steepest Climb Yet

The Opportunity rover is a veteran on Mars, spending 12 years lurking around the Red Planet. During its March 10 drive, the rover faced its steepest slope yet.

Space April 2, 2016

UK To Send New Robot To Mars: What Makes Bruno Different From Other Martian Rovers?

No, it's not a space pun involving the American singer. The UK really is sending a new rover to Mars and its name is 'Bruno.' Here's what you need to know.

Space March 28, 2016

China Plans to Send A Rover To Mars In 2021

China is pursuing its own Mars exploration in 2020 as an independent probe of the Red Planet. The mission is expected to reach the planet in 2021 after a flight of seven to 10 months, revealed a top scientist and national political adviser.

Space March 9, 2016

Aerospace Company SSL To Build Robotic Arm For Mars 2020 Rover

SSL has received a contract from NASA to build robotic arms for Mars 2020 rover. The aerospace company will incorporate the arms in the rover to enhance investigations of samples from Mars.

Space March 2, 2016

NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Mars

Recently-added Facebook functions allow the rover to share the video, which is stitched together from 57 still images.

Space February 1, 2016

Opportunity Rover Celebrates Stunning 12th Anniversary On Mars

The original expedition was expected to last for three months.

Space January 28, 2016

NASA Will Let You Explore Mars In 2016 – In Virtual Reality

NASA will soon allow people to explore Mars next year. Users will be able to experience this for free with the use of VR wearable devices.

Wearable Tech December 25, 2015

Watch A Time Lapse Video Of A Mars Rover Testing

Four of five of the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover tests were deemed a success, with one practice attempt ruled a failure.

Space November 5, 2015

Mars Rover Opportunity Again Suffers From Amnesia

Opportunity is still suffering from memory loss after engineers tried to re-engage systems. What is next for this durable craft?

Space March 31, 2015

NASA Budget Problems May Mean End Of Mars Rover And Moon Orbiter

NASA is going to move forward with its space programs but not with the Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, missions that are going to be scrapped because of budget cuts.

Space March 30, 2015

Curiosity Mars Rover Arm Short Circuit Expected To Be Fixed By Next Week

The Curiosity rover on Mars has experienced a short circuit, shutting down the craft. What happened?

Space March 7, 2015

The Effects Of Space Flight On The Immune System

Space flight can cause immune systems to react as if they are aging. What could this mean to the future of space travel?

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2015

"Black Beauty" Meteorite Originated From Mars, Yields Clues to Planet's Surface

Meteorite found in Morocco is from the Red Planet -- but it's black, not red. Analysis suggests a darker crust under much of Mars' red dust cover.

Space February 1, 2015

Mars Rover Opportunity Still Dealing with Flash Memory Issues

Having amnesia is never easy but the Opportunity rover is hanging on, attempting to complete its tasks despite the memory gaps. Problems were bound to arise given the rover has been working overtime for 10 years.

Space December 30, 2014

Mars rock not safe for drilling - Curiosity heads to Mount Sharp

Curiosity, the mars Rover, is heading to Mount Sharp after Bonanza King was shown to be unsafe for drilling.

Space August 29, 2014

Mars 2020 rover will do what Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity couldn't: NASA

Next mover headed to Mars in 2020 will carry upgraded instruments with advanced study capabilities. Goal is to survey Red Planet for suitability to sustain future human missions.

Space August 5, 2014

Mars 2020 rover by NASA will carry better laser, have x-ray vision and make oxygen

NASA announced the instruments to be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover, designed to search for life on the Red Planet.

Space August 2, 2014

To boldly grow: Mars Plant Experiment team vies for spot on 2020 Mars rover

NASA's Mars Plant Experiment aims to attach a small greenhouse to its 2020 Mars rover to test the growth of plants in a low gravity environment.

Space July 31, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finishes drilling task at Windjana, resumes mission to Mount Sharp

No more drilling for Curiosity for the meantime. NASA has decided it should proceed with its main target Mount Sharp, and during breaks, analyze the sample collected from Windjana.

Space May 17, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity drills into Windjana

Windjana, a sandstone outcrop on Mars, is the latest rock examined by the Curiosity rover. But why drill there?

Space April 30, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity captures amazing photo of asteroids

Ceres and Vesta have just been photographed by the Mars rover Curiosity. Here is the story of the picture!

Space April 26, 2014

Squeaky-clean NASA rover Opportunity says, "But first, let me take a selfie"

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity took a photo of itself, showing cleaner-than-usual solar cells. What does this mean for the mission?

Space April 19, 2014

Mars water discovered in Gusev crater?

A new analysis of data from the Spirit rover may have found signs of water in Gusev Crater, but what did the rover see in 2010?

Space April 13, 2014

Crater on Mars once held a 'here today, gone tomorrow' lake of water, scientists say

A crater on Mars could once have held a lake of water, analysis shows, and it may have done so more than once.

Space April 12, 2014

Curiosity arrives at next destination on Mars - what's that strange light?

"The Kimberley" is being explored by the Mars rover Curiosity. Images show what may be a strange light coming up from the surface. Could it be a sign of alien life?

Space April 8, 2014

Mars Yard tests new rover for 2018 mission

A prototype Mars rover is tested at the Mars Yard, a simulator resembling a giant sand box.

Space March 30, 2014

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