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News Archive / Tagged: Mars 2020

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: A first look at Mars

    Heather SmithJuly 14th, 2014

    Between 1962 and 1973, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built ten spacecrafts to explore Mercury, Venus, and Mars. One of the great successes of the early American space program, Mariner 4’s 21 images were the first taken of another planet from space. The spacecraft continued to send images of the Martian surface through October of that year. […]

  • NASA welcomes public comment on EIS for Mars 2020 mission

    Rae Botsford EndJune 26th, 2014

    NASA has officially opened up the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for their proposed Mars 2020 mission, including an online public meeting this Thursday. Interested organizations and the public are welcome to review the DEIS and submit their thoughts to the space agency.

  • NASA receives instrument proposals for Mars 2020 rover

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 23rd, 2014

    NASA announced on Tuesday January 21 that it had received 58 proposals for scientific and exploration instruments for the space agency’s proposed Mars 2020 rover mission. The call for proposals received nearly twice the average number of responses for similar instrument competitions. The design of the new rover will be based on the Curiosity rover […]

  • NASA’s Vision for Next Mars Rover is ‘2020’

    Jason RhianDecember 24th, 2013

    By all measures, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, has been a phenomenal success. It should come as no surprise then that when NASA started looking at the next wheeled robot that it wanted to send to the Red Planet – that it would base it off of the MSL design. The rover, which […]