Charged with returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024, NASA will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028 through NASA's Artemis lunar exploration plans . Most of us have had the experience of watching the full moon rise in the distance, maybe over … The Mars 2020 rover mission will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this summer.

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The Mars 2020 mission involves landing a large roving vehicle (Perserverance) on the surface of Mars to conduct mobile studies of the surface environment with particular emphasis on habitability, past life, and sample collection for future missions. The heat shield and back shell will protect the Mars 2020 rover during its passage to Mars. The Mars 2020 rover is being manufactured at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California and, once complete, will be delivered to Kennedy in mid-February, 2020. The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.

NASA’s Mars Helicopter will make history in about 10 months when it becomes the first aircraft to fly on another world. NASA’s Mars Helicopter is installed on the agency’s Mars Perseverance rover inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The primary science objctives of Mars 2020 …

De NASA stelt voor: Mars 2020, de nieuwe en verbeterde Marsrover Curiosity is momenteel de enige 'rover' van de NASA die nog actief is op Mars, maar lang zal dat niet meer duren. Earth is currently catching up to Mars in its orbit, as the two planets come into the right position for the launch of NASA's Mars 2020 mission and its newly named Perseverance rover. NASA’s Launch Services Program based at Kennedy will manage the launch. Op 17 juli 2020 zal de Mars 2020 normaal gezien gelanceerd worden, om op 18 februari 2021 te landen op de rode planeet.