Perseverance drilled and collected its sixth Red Planet rock sample on Dec. 29, but the car-sized rover has not yet been able to seal up the titanium tube containing the material.
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. The new rover will search for signs of habitable environments on Mars and evidence of past microbial life. It will also cache samples of the Red Planet to return to Earth for a future Mars sample-return mission. See the latest news about NASA's Perseverance Mars rover here!
The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity's next Mars sortie will take place as early as Friday (Jan. 7). The little chopper will cruise over a ridge and onto a plateau.
A detailed new image provides a great look at the Perseverance Mars rover's Red Planet home and shows why the mission team is so excited to explore it.
During this very eventful year, two nations joined the Mars club, a robot plied Red Planet skies for the first time ever and humanity kicked off an ambitious interplanetary sample-return campaign.
Ingenuity has now spent nearly 33 minutes aloft in the Martian air and visited 10 different Red Planet airfields.
Perseverance has identified carbon-containing organic chemicals in some of the rocks it's examined on the floor of Mars' Jezero Crater.
The helicopter finished its 17th flight on Dec. 5, and is getting ready for an 18th as soon as Wednesday (Dec. 15).
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity soared through the Red Planet skies for the 17th time last weekend, but we'll have to wait a little longer to get a full accounting of the flight.
Perseverance just snagged its fourth Red Planet sample, drilling another core from an intriguing rock that it sampled a little over a week ago.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has aced yet another Red Planet flight, the little chopper's 16th sortie.
Stunning new videos show NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity soaring through the Red Planet skies like never before.
The car-sized Perseverance rover drilled a core sample on Monday (Nov. 15), filling a titanium tube with Red Planet rock for the third time ever.
Life-size replicas of NASA's Perseverance rover and Mars helicopter Ingenuity are touring the United States over the next year.
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has begun scraping away at an intriguing set of layered rocks that may have formed in liquid water.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity completed its 15th Red Planet flight on Saturday (Nov. 6), staying aloft for more than 2 minutes.
A new video shows NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity as it completed its latest daring brief flight hop in the thinning atmosphere of the Red Planet.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has emerged from its first "solar conjunction" blackout and gotten back to work on the Red Planet.
NASA's helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its 14th test flight on the Red Planet, demonstrating its ability to fly in summer weather conditions on Mars.