NASA took Perseverance for its first ‘spin’ on Mars

  • March 5, 2021
NASA’s Perseverance rover has completed its first test drive since landing on the surface of Mars on February 18th. On March 4th, it went on a short 33-minute jaunt that saw it travel 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) in and around its landing site, the agency…

NASA reveals video of Perseverance’s landing on Mars

  • February 22, 2021
It's early days, but NASA's latest mission to Mars has been a successful one thus far. After providing photos of Perseverance's safe descent to the surface last week, the agency has revealed footage of the critical moments of the landing:…

NASA shares photos from Perseverance’s descent to Mars

  • February 19, 2021
The image you see above was taken just moments before NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and it’s just the first of many high-resolution photos to come. NASA pulled the image from a video of the rover’s descent that…

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

  • February 18, 2021
NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars. It touched down at around 3:55PM ET, following a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance's engineering cameras shared images from the landing site shortly after touchdo…

Watch NASA land the Perseverance rover on Mars live

  • February 18, 2021
In just a few short hours, NASA will attempt to land its most ambitious Mars mission to date. Following a seven-month journey, the agency's Perseverance will descend to the Red Planet later today. We’ll know whether the landing was a success arou…

China probe delivers its first photo of Mars

  • February 6, 2021
China’s plans for interplanetary exploration just took a big stride forward. The Guardian reports that the country’s Tianwen-1 probe has returned its first photo of Mars, capturing a black-and-white snapshot from about 1.4 million miles away. It does…

The ExoMy is a programmable $600 Mars rover you can build yourself

  • November 30, 2020
From Sojourner to the much bigger Curiosity, robotic rovers tend to come in all shapes and sizes. But few will go down as adorable as the European Space Agency’s new ExoMy rover. Better yet, this one you can make yourself with the help of a 3D printe…