Engineers have installed the headlike mast on the Mars 2020 rover and put on a (temporary) set of wheels as well.
Mars, the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the sun.
NASA has so many spacecraft at Mars that it's a challenge to communicate with them all, but technology being launched later this month could eliminate that problem in the future.
It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from "Star Trek" appears prominently in a new picture from Mars.
Next year, NASA will launch a new Mars rover, one that is equipped to determine whether the Red Planet ever hosted life — but the craft could also determine how violently Martian volcanoes erupted.
As NASA is scrambling to land astronauts on the moon by 2024, the agency chief reminded employees today (June 10) that Mars — not the moon — is the agency's ultimate destination.
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
If lightning exists on Mars, it may be less energetic and frequent than lightning on Earth, all because of the Red Planet's thin air, a new study finds.
The handlers of NASA's InSight Mars lander plan will lift the support structure of the burrowing 'mole' out of the way so they can get a better look at the stuck instrument.
NASA's next Mars rover gets one step closer to its launch next summer with the installation of a pair of high-definition cameras.
Europe's future Mars rover has a place to call home while en route to Red Planet discoveries. The European Space Agency opened its new rover operations control center May 30 in Turin, Italy.
China remains on schedule to ready its first independent mission to Mars in time for a short launch window in mid-2020, according to a leading space official.
Let's be very clear: No one is suggesting that Martians feast on pasta during a Red Planet all-you-can-eat buffet.
As NASA pushes to land humans on the moon and Mars in the coming years, the Lego Group has seven new space-themed building sets inspired by the agency's Red Planet plans.
Curiosity craned its neck skyward on May 7 and May 12, capturing gorgeous imagery of wispy clouds scudding through Mars' thin atmosphere.