On Friday (Feb. 25), Ingenuity notched yet another milestone, this one of the round-number variety — its 20th Martian sortie.
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's Perseverance rover has been on Mars for a full year now, but in some ways the robot is just getting started.
A year after arriving on the Red Planet, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter continues to push the limits of off-Earth flight.
NASA's Perseverance rover has now been exploring Mars for a full year, and it has captured some amazing photos during that stretch.
Ingenuity aced a 100-second sortie on Tuesday (Feb. 8), its 19th Red Planet flight overall but its first since Dec. 15. A dust storm pushed the liftoff date back by more than a month.
Lockheed Martin will build the Mars Ascent Vehicle, a small rocket that will launch pristine Red Planet samples back toward Earth a decade or so from now.
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance has snagged a sample to replace the material that got stuck in its throat.
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has shaken loose the last two pebbles clogging its sampling system.
NASA's Perseverance rover managed to spit out pieces of rock that had been blocking its Mars-sampling gear since late December.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has notched yet another milestone — the first weather-related flight delay on another planet.
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.
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).