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Mars rover


NASA delays Ingenuity Mars helicopter flight to after April 14; helicopter test ends early

April 12, 2021 3:13 pm

NASA has decided to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight to no earlier than April 14, based on the data from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter

Mars rover's giant parachute carried secret message

February 24, 2021 9:36 am

Clark, a crossword hobbyist, came up with the idea two years ago. Engineers wanted an unusual pattern in the nylon fabric to know how the parachute was oriented during descent. Turning it into a secret message was "super fun", he said Tuesday.

Indian-origin girl gets honour of naming NASA's first Mars helicopter

May 01, 2020 12:56 am

Rupani, a high school junior from Northport, Alabama, earned the honour of naming the helicopter after she submitted her essay into NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.

Ultra-light ceramic aerogel may be used to insulate spacecraft

February 18, 2019 6:43 pm

Scientists have created a light, durable ceramic aerogel that could be used for insulating future spacecraft. The aerogel can withstand intense heat and severe temperature.

NASA loses contact with Opportunity rover in Martian dust storm

June 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Opportunity's power levels had dropped significantly by June 6, requiring the rover to shift to minimal operations and later to temporarily suspend science operations.

Piece of Mars to return home aboard NASA's 2020 rover

February 14, 2018 7:20 pm

NASA's 2020 mission to Mars may be the first to return a piece of rock from the Red Planet.

NASA's Curiosity rover finds new evidence of water on Mars

December 09, 2014 3:18 pm

In a statement NASA said why this layered mountain sits in a crater has been a challenging question for researchers.

Mars rover begins epic climb on tallest hill yet

October 28, 2013 3:45 pm

Rover began the climb on Oct 8 and has advanced farther uphill with three subsequent drives.

NASA's veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

June 08, 2013 12:29 am

NASA's Opportunity rover is still on the move after years on the surface of Mars.