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NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway to Mars

On Oct 28, 2020
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RT @NASAMars: Half way there! @NASAPersevere has completed more than 50% of its 146 million miles (235 million kilometer) journey to Mars. Landing is set for Feb. 18, 2021. See details at: https://t.co/o2xBCsxutU Follow along at: https://t.co/I93v9b6LLJ #CountdownToMars https://t.co/eJ0XfMbMkq
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Sometimes half measures can be a good thing – especially on a journey this long. The agency's latest rover only has about 146 million miles left to reach its destination.

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On Oct 28, 2020
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RT @NASAMars: Half way there! @NASAPersevere has completed more than 50% of its 146 million miles (235 million kilometer) journey to Mars. Landing is set for Feb. 18, 2021. See details at: https://t.co/o2xBCsxutU Follow along at: https://t.co/I93v9b6LLJ #CountdownToMars https://t.co/eJ0XfMbMkq
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NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway to Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway to Mars

Sometimes half measures can be a good thing – especially on a journey this long. The agency's latest rover only has about 146 million miles left to reach its destination.

NASA's New Mars Rover Is Ready for Space Lasers

NASA's New Mars Rover Is Ready for Space Lasers

Perseverance is one of a few Mars spacecraft carrying laser retroreflectors. The devices could provide new science and safer Mars landings in the future.

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

The agency's Mars 2020 mission is on its way. It will land at Jezero Crater in about seven months, on Feb. 18, 2021.

How We Will Know When InSight Touches Down on Mars

How We Will Know When InSight Touches Down on Mars

2001 Mars Odyssey NASA’s longest-lived spacecraft at Mars will also relay data after InSight has touched down. Odyssey will also serve as a data relay for InSight during surface operations, ...

Launch is approaching for NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance

Launch is approaching for NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is just over a month from its July 20 targeted launch date. The rover's astrobiology mission will seek signs of past microscopic life on Mars, explore the ...

NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat

NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat

One of the twin MarCO CubeSats snapped this image of Mars on Oct. 3 - the first image of the Red Planet ever produced by this class of tiny, low-cost spacecraft. That's when they'll ...

MAVEN shrinking its orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover

MAVEN shrinking its orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover

Coming in nearly 1,000 miles (about 1,500 kilometers) closer also will allow the MAVEN orbiter to circle Mars more frequently—6.8 orbits per Earth day versus 5.3 previously—and thus ...

NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover

NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover entered "safe mode" after a successful launch Thursday (July 30), but should recover, NASA says.

The technology aboard the Mars rover Perseverance: An inside look

The technology aboard the Mars rover Perseverance: An inside look

When it lands on the surface of Mars after a seventh-month journey, the newest rover will be powered by decades-old computing technology, early-stage machine learning, and a range of newer ...

The Decade of Mars: How the 2020s May Be a New Era of Red Planet Exploration

The Decade of Mars: How the 2020s May Be a New Era of Red Planet Exploration

Big things may happen on the Red Planet in the next 10 years.