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America is in “good shape” to return SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon spacecraft back to Earth, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Fox News on Saturday.In an interview on “Cavuto LIVE,”  Bridenstine said his agency would make the determination with the SpaceX team later Saturday.NASA ASTRONAUTS DOUG HURLEY AND BOB BEHNKEN PREPARE FOR HISTORIC RETURN TO EARTH IN SPACEX CAPSULE”And if it’s…

This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. NASA has once again sent what amounts to the ultimate driverless car to Mars. Perseverance, the rover previously known as Mars 2020, left Earth Thursday to become the successor robot to NASA’s Curiosity, which has been roving the red planet since…

Perseverance is locked inside the ULA Atlas V and ready for launch NASA/Joel Kowsky This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. The third Mars mission in two weeks is ready to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA’s newest Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, is on the…

Later this week, NASA plans to launch its fourth Mars rover, Perseverance, on a six-month journey to the Red Planet. Perseverance will boot up a mission to collect samples of Martian dirt that might have traces of ancient life, so that they can be returned to Earth by another mission later this decade. It will…

Getting NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover to the Launch Pad – YouTube

The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sits atop a motorized payload transporter at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020. Credit: NASA/KSC NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer. Encased in the…

This mosaic of 118 images shows where Curiosity is heading across Mars toward the sulfate-bearing unit.  NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will be the envy of road trippers everywhere. It won’t have to hear “Are we there yet?” There won’t be any gas station bathroom pit stops. It will just wind its way across the…

The small craft will seek to prove that powered, controlled flight is possible on another planet. But just getting it onto the surface of Mars will take a whole lot of ingenuity. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometers) of interplanetary space to get to…

Home News Science & Astronomy Artist’s illustration of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover Perseverance exploring the Red Planet. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s next Mars rover is in the home stretch now.The launch of NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the life-hunting, sample-caching Red Planet explorer, is just a month away. The car-size robot is scheduled to lift off…

Published on Jun 17, 2020Getting a Mars rover built, tested and to the launch pad is a feat that requires the dedication of hundreds of team members. The team behind NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover faced one of its biggest challenges when the coronavirus pandemic struck during a crucial time before launch. The safety of the…


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