PIXL, an instrument on the end of the Perseverance rover's arm, will search for chemical fingerprints left by ancient microbes.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Christina Hernandez, an instrument engineer on the Mars 2020 mission, talks about her childhood and journey to NASA.
Did you know NASA's next Mars rover has a nearly identical sibling on Earth for testing? Even better, it's about to roll for the first time through a replica Martian landscape.
An electronics issue is suspected to be preventing the sensors from sharing their data about Mars weather with the spacecraft.
A crisply rendered web application can show you where the agency's Mars 2020 mission is right now as it makes its way to the Red Planet for a Feb. 18, 2021, landing.
The board will assist with analysis of current plans and goals for one of the most difficult missions humanity has ever undertaken.
Headed to the Red Planet with the Perseverance rover, the pioneering helicopter is powered up for the first time in interplanetary space as part of a systems check.
Marking its 15th anniversary since launch, one of the oldest spacecraft at the Red Planet has provided glimpses of dust devils, avalanches, and more.
Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere.
The NASA rover touched down eight years ago, on Aug. 5, 2012, and will soon be joined by a second rover, Perseverance.
The agency's Mars 2020 mission is on its way. It will land at Jezero Crater in about seven months, on Feb. 18, 2021.
In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which is targeting a July 30 launch.
With a targeted launch date of July 30, the next robotic scientist NASA is sending to the to the Red Planet has big ambitions.
There are lots of ways to participate in the historic event, which is targeted for July 30.
The agency's Mars 2020 mission has one more big prelaunch review – the Launch Readiness Review, on July 27.
Starting July 27, news activities will cover everything from mission engineering and science to returning samples from Mars to, of course, the launch itself.
The first helicopter attempting to fly on another planet is a marvel of engineering. Get up to speed with these key facts about its plans.
No matter where you live, choose from a menu of activities to join NASA as we "Countdown to Mars" and launch the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet.
Ready for its launch later in the month, the Mars-bound rover will touch terra firma no more.
NASA's next rover to the Red Planet is slated to launch no earlier than July 30. These highlights will get you up to speed on the ambitious mission.
Now that the lander's robotic arm has helped the mole get underground, it will resume science activities that have been on hold.
After more than a year in the "clay-bearing unit," Curiosity is making a mile-long journey around some deep sand so that it can explore higher up Mount Sharp.
The Red Planet's surface has been visited by eight NASA spacecraft. The ninth will be the first that includes a roundtrip ticket in its flight plan.
Learn more about the agency's next Red Planet mission during a live event on June 17.