Photos show China’s Mars rover on red planet

The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet. The…

NASA administrator details missions to moon, Mars, Venus and the agency’s efforts on Earth

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has cosmically grand plans for the agency, including a trip to Venus, an advanced look at the Earth using 3D technology and landing humans on Mars.…

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover marks 100 days on the red planet

Tuesday marks NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover’s hundredth Martian day on the red planet. The car-sized, 2,260-pound spacecraft landed on Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, after a 203-day journey…

Mars helicopter Ingenuity experiences anomaly on 6th flight, lands safely anyway

The Mars Ingenuity Helicopter completed its sixth flight last Saturday – though with a slight hiccup.  In a blog post Thursday, NASA’s Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) detailed the…

Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ spotted from space as it climbs ‘Mont Mercou’ — SEE IT

A stunning new aerial image shows NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover climbing Mount Sharp’s “Mont Mercou” rock formation.  The photos were captured using the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a spacecraft…

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet

China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, China’s space administration said Saturday. The solar-powered rover touched…

China Zhurong Mars rover’s first photos from red planet surface released

China’s Zhurong rover has sent back its first images since landing on Mars Saturday, becoming the third nation to accomplish the technically challenging feat.  The rover’s camera took photos of…

China says it has landed its first probe on Mars

China has landed its first spacecraft on Mars, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. China’s National Space Administration launched the Tianwen-1 mission in July 2020 with the goal of…

NASA releases 3D video of Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flight

NASA released a video this week giving viewers the chance to witness the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s historic third flight in 3D. In a release on Wednesday, the agency said that…

Perseverance Mars rover’s robotic arm starts conducting science

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is using its robotic arm to search for signs of ancient microbial life.  The rover, which landed in Jezero Crater in February, had been functioning largely as…