What has NASA’s Perseverance rover accomplished since landing on the surface of Mars in February 2021? Surface Operations Mission Manager Jessica Samuels reflects on a year filled with groundbreaking discoveries at Jezero Crater and counts up the rover’s achievements: More than 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometers) driven A new record for the longest drive in a […]
This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. The ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted significant amounts of water at the heart of Mars’ dramatic canyon system, Valles Marineris. The water, which is hidden beneath Mars’ surface, was found by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)’s FREND instrument, which is mapping the hydrogen – a measure of water […]
Mars is already being explored by the ESA with two spacecraft in orbit and an ambitious rover mission planned for launch next year – but now children can have their own Martian adventures with PLAYMOBIL’s new Mars Expedition! PLAYMOBIL figures are enjoyed by millions of children around the world, and the range is joined this […]
Who controls a Mars rover? During the last seven years that I have operated spacecraft both in orbit and on the surface of Mars, I’ve come back again and again to the question of who is most responsible for making a spacecraft go.
Video footage from NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s 13th flight on Sept. 4 provides the most detailed look yet of the rotorcraft in action.
The Perseverance rover took a well-deserved break in October during solar conjunction, but it’s back to investigating intriguing rocks in Jezero Crater on Mars.
The latest visual marvel comes from NASA’s Perseverance rover where it’s examining an intriguing layered rock in the Jezero Crater.
Cumulatively, Ingenuity has now flown more than 3 km across the surface of Mars.
Today we are in a far better position to send humans to Mars than ever before.