The redesigned NASA-European campaign will task the Perseverance rover with delivering Red Planet samples to a rocket, with the drones as backup retrieval options.
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!
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have new details to share on how they will bring pieces of Mars to Earth, and they'll share their plans next week.
NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter is taking a break during the dust-filled Martian winter that makes it difficult for the helicopter to charge its batteries.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has collected its 10th sample as it continues searching for the most promising rocks that might harbor traces of life for a future mission to return to Earth.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is scouting for landing sites that could be used by spacecraft that will fly the rover's many Martian samples back to Earth.
Reference Mars, the fourth planet from the sun is famed for its rusty red appearance. Here we explore the Red Planet in more detail and see why scientists find it so intriguing.
NASA's Perseverance rover has snagged its ninth sample from the Martian surface, collecting material that was once part of an ancient river delta.
The 10-foot-tall (3 meters) Mars Ascent Vehicle will blast rock, sediment and atmospheric samples off Mars in the early 2030s, in the first-ever rocket launch from the surface of another planet.
The Perseverance team says the rover can still take key weather measurements after pebbles struck a wind sensor amid strong Red Planet gusts.
NASA's Perseverance rover just snapped a photo of a shiny silver object wedged between two Martian rocks. It's part of a thermal blanket that the robot carried with it to the Red Planet.
On Sunday (June 12), the car-sized Perseverance Mars rover snapped a photo that could be mistaken for a still from an "Indiana Jones" movie.
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has picked up a "pet rock" hitchhiker that has held on for months.
Ingenuity's handlers are preparing the little chopper for operation in the bitter cold of Martian winter, as nighttime temperatures have begun to drop below its design parameters.
NASA is hailing the Perseverance rover's improved ability to pick its own targets as a way of speeding up science on Mars.
NASA has unveiled incredible footage of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity on a record-breaking flight in April 2022.
A year's worth of sound recordings from NASA's Perseverance rover reveals that it's very quiet on Mars.
Whirling dust devils and occasional but powerful gusts of wind are lifting large amounts of dust into the Martian sky, finds NASA's Perseverance rover.
The United Nations Postal Administration is celebrating human achievement at the Red Planet with "Planet Mars," its latest release of postage stamps.
As NASA's Martian helicopter recovers from a communications glitch, data from a past flight is showing a Red Planet ridge in high definition.