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News Archive / Tagged: Mars 2020 Rover

  • NASA’s Mars 2020 rover stacked for testing

    Jim SharkeyApril 25th, 2019

    NASA's Mars 2020 mission has reached a crucial milestone in preparation for its launch, currently scheduled for July of 2020. In recent weeks, major spacecraft components and test equipment have been tucked inside the entry capsule in a process known as 'vehicle stacking.'

  • Sites and snapshots: Focus on Mars increasing with Mars 2020 and MarCO missions

    Jim SharkeyOctober 24th, 2018

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover and InSight's companion, Mars Cube One, continue to blaze a path to the flash-frozen world as word of a new possible location for Martian life emerges.

  • JPL unveils efforts to explore Mars to NASA Administrator

    Jason RhianAugust 27th, 2018

    PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine paid a visit to the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today, Monday Aug. 27, 2018 and was provided a review of NASA's efforts to explore the Red Planet.

  • Mars 2020 rover heat shield fracture discovered

    Jason RhianApril 29th, 2018

    The heat shield planned to be used for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission developed a fracture during structural testing, a post-test inspection showed. NASA said this issue should not impact the mission's launch readiness date of July 17, 2020.