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NASA pushes back Mars 2020 launch date

June 12th, 2020

NASA has been forced to delay the launch of its Mars Perseverance rover mission, but only by a few days. The agency, which promised the novel coronavirus pandemic wouldn’t impact the Mars 2020 mission, says it has to perform some repairs on the rover’s ground system equipment.  The mission is now scheduled to launch on …

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover just hit a crucial pre-launch milestone

April 21st, 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover Perseverance just got spun around in the name of science. The rover endured several days of balance testing, gaining some weight to ensure that its center of gravity is exactly where it needs to be for a safe trip and landing on Mars. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA is …

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NASA’s new Mars rover has ridiculous vision

April 13th, 2020

NASA’s Perseverance rover is equipped with a suite of imaging tools that will help it navigate and study the landscape of Mars. A total of five visual instruments are installed on the rover’s head, each with a role to play.  The Mars 2020 mission is still slated to launch this summer, despite the coronavirus pandemic. …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover got some sweet new wheels

April 7th, 2020

NASA’s Perseverance rover got some gorgeous new wheels.  The wheels are different from those of the Curiosity rover, and will play a pivotal role in ensuring the robot can traverse the Martian landscape with ease.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The world might be in the midst of a health crisis at the moment …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover will carry a secret message to Mars

April 1st, 2020

NASA hid a coded message on its Mars Perseverance rover, and internet sleuths quickly picked up on it.  On the aluminum plate attached to the rover, an etching of the Sun includes “rays” that are actually morse code.  The message reads “Explore As One.”  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover now has 10.9 million names on it

March 27th, 2020

NASA just added over 10 million names to the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.  The names were collected as part of NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign which asked the public to send in their names to be part of the mission.  The names are etched into three small chips that are attached to the …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover is coming together, virus or no virus

March 20th, 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, is coming together ahead of its expected launch to the Red Planet in July of this year.  The mission is still on schedule despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and though it’s still possible that that could change.  Among other tasks, the rover will gather material samples from the planet’s surface …


The Mars 2020 rover finally has a name

March 6th, 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission is one of the agency’s most ambitious yet, but the rover that will be the star of the show has lived its entire life inside of NASA’s facilities without a name. Now, after a months-long contest where K-12 students could submit their own name suggestions, the robot formerly known as “the …