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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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's Curiosity Rover discovered an iron-nickel meteorite on Mars. The odd-looking object is currently under investigation.
Space November 4, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Recently-added Facebook functions allow the rover to share the video, which is stitched together from 57 still images.
Space February 1, 2016
The original expedition was expected to last for three months.
Space January 28, 2016
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
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
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 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
The Curiosity rover on Mars has experienced a short circuit, shutting down the craft. What happened?
Space March 7, 2015
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
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
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
Curiosity, the mars Rover, is heading to Mount Sharp after Bonanza King was shown to be unsafe for drilling.
Space August 29, 2014
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
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
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
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
Windjana, a sandstone outcrop on Mars, is the latest rock examined by the Curiosity rover. But why drill there?
Space April 30, 2014
Ceres and Vesta have just been photographed by the Mars rover Curiosity. Here is the story of the picture!
Space April 26, 2014
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
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
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
"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
A prototype Mars rover is tested at the Mars Yard, a simulator resembling a giant sand box.
Space March 30, 2014