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  • NASA shows the Perseverance rover lowered towards the surface of Mars during its powered descent.

    Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover

    February 20, 2021 8:12 IST

    The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface.

  • Perseverance's $3 billion mission is the first leg in a U.S.-European effort to bring Mars samples t

    NASA's Ingenuity helicopter could pave way for future rover-drone tandem missions

    February 19, 2021 13:21 IST

    NASA is set to become the first global space agency to fly a drone in the atmosphere of another planet, an advance which could pave the way for future "tandem-exploration" missions that include new terrestrial and aerial surveillance methods.

  • Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface. This phase of

    Perseverance: 10 things to know about NASA's most advanced Mars rover

    February 19, 2021 13:00 IST

    The American space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet Mars' equator called Jezero.

  • US President Joe Biden hails successful landing of NASA's Preservance on Mars' surface

    Biden, Harris, Obama hail successful landing of NASA's Perseverance on Mars' surface

    World | February 19, 2021 13:04 IST

    As NASA landed its biggest and the most advanced rover Preservance on the orange martian surface, the agency's acting chief Steve Jurczyk received a call from Unites States President Joe Biden, congratulating him for the successful landing.

  • Perseverance rover showing the surface of Mars, just after landing in the Jezero crater, on Thursday

    NASA rover lands on Mars, to look for signs of ancient life

    February 19, 2021 13:02 IST

    A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.

  • NASA Mars Mission 2020

    NASA sets up board to review Mars sample return plans

    August 22, 2020 15:44 IST

    The ‘Mars Sample Return Programme Independent Review Board' will proactively assist the US space agency with analysis of current plans and goals for the mission.

  • NASA's historic Mars 2020 Mission: What Perseverance aims to achieve

    NASA's historic Mars 2020 Mission: What Perseverance aims to achieve

    July 27, 2020 22:50 IST

    NASA’s most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance is all set to launch for its seven-month journey to the Red Planet on July 30. The mission will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and viewers can participate in this historic event with NASA online.

  • NASA's Mars 2020 rover will hunt for signs of past ancient

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover will hunt for signs of past ancient life

    November 13, 2019 14:39 IST

    NASA's scientists have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the Mars 2020 rover will land on February 18, 2021. The agency which is set to send its rover next year to the Mar has found that Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on February 18, 2021; can show some signs of ancient life, according to a paper published in the journal Icarus.

  • NASA's Mars helicopter testing enters final phase

    NASA's Mars helicopter testing enters final phase

    Science | June 10, 2019 11:46 IST

    "Nobody's built a Mars Helicopter before, so we are continuously entering new territory," said MiMi Aung, project manager for the Mars Helicopter at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the US.

  • 10 years of opportunity on mars

    10 years of "Opportunity" on Mars

    World | January 21, 2013 16:58 IST

    Los Angeles, Jan 21: Opportunity, NASA's other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it's easy to forget it's still alive.Some 8,000 kilometers away from the limelight surrounding Curiosity's every move,

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