Mars 2020

The Ingenuity Team Downloads the Final Data from the Mars Helicopter. The Mission is Over

I really can’t believe that the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars took its maiden voyage in April 2021. On the 16th…

1 month ago

The Current Mars Sample Return Mission isn’t Going to Work. NASA is Going Back to the Drawing Board

Human spaceflight is not the easiest of enterprises. NASA have let us know that their plans for the Mars Sample…

1 month ago

NASA is Trying to Fix a Problem With one of Perseverance's Instruments

There's a problem with the Perseverance rover. One of its instruments, the laser-shooting SHERLOC, which is mounted on the end…

3 months ago

Perseverance Gives Us One Last Look at the Damaged Ingenuity Helicopter

Well I consider that a success; the first aircraft on another world surpassed all expectations. Ingenuity, the helicopter that has…

4 months ago

Atmosphere Pressure Changes Could Explain Mars Methane

One ongoing mystery on Mars is the sporadic detection of atmospheric methane. Since 1999 detections have been made by Earth-based…

4 months ago

Ingenuity Suffers Rotor Damage, Ending the Mission

There have been numerous robotic space missions reach the end of their operating life over the years and for a…

4 months ago

NASA's Mars Helicopter Had an Unscheduled Landing, But Flew Again

The Ingenuity helicopter continues to explore the landscape around Jezero Crater on Mars, now more than 800 days into its…

10 months ago

NASA's Mars Helicopter Went Silent for Six Agonizing Days

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars has exceeded everyone's expectations, recently completing its 51st flight when it was supposed to fly…

12 months ago

The Perseverance Rover has Lost its Pet Rock

It’s the end of an era, at least for the Perseverance rover on Mars, who has lost a long-time friend.…

1 year ago

Fly Around Jezero Crater on Mars in This New Video

There’s a reason Jezero Crater was chosen as the landing site for the Perseverance Rover: it is considered one of…

1 year ago