SpaceX and NASA Crew Make First Splashdown in 45 Years

NASA completed a triumphant return to U.S. space travel as SpaceX’s Dragon capsule plopped into the Gulf of Mexico with two astronauts, successfully concluding the company’s first crewed test flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft splashed down at about 2:48 p.m. Eastern time Sunday near Pensacola, Florida. A SpaceX vessel hoisted the vehicle … Read more SpaceX and NASA Crew Make First Splashdown in 45 Years

China’s Mars probe completes first orbital correction

The probe of China’s first Mars mission, Tianwen-1, successfully carried out its first orbital correction at 7 a.m. Beijing time on Sunday, according to the China National Space Administration. All of its systems were in good condition. China launched Tianwen-1, which means “Questions to Heaven,” on July 23, marking the country’s first step in planetary … Read more China’s Mars probe completes first orbital correction

Nasa’s Perseverance begins mission to find evidence of life on Mars

Nasa has successfully launched its next-generation Perseverance rover on a seven-month journey to Mars in search of evidence of ancient microbial life on the red planet.  The car-sized robot will attempt to land on the Jezero crater – which may have been a lake more than 3.5bn years ago – where it will gather information … Read more Nasa’s Perseverance begins mission to find evidence of life on Mars

Why are so many rockets blasting off to Mars? | ABC News

In July rockets from the US, China and the United Arab Emirates lifted off from Earth, heading to the Red Planet. But why the sudden flurry of rovers and satellites? Jeremy Fernandez explains. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/nasa-launches-mars-rover-perseverance-space/12509912 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more Why are so many rockets blasting off to Mars? | ABC News

Upgraded NASA rover on mission to Mars

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbor. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Upgraded NASA rover on mission to Mars

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of life

Nasa’s most ambitious mission yet to the Red Planet blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canavera today, bound for a 3.5 billion-year-old former lake, seeking the answer to the question that has fascinated the world since long before David Bowie’s 1973 hit: Is there life on Mars? It soared into the sky under clear, sunny and … Read more NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of life

NASA Launches Rover Perseverance to Mars

Jul.30 — NASA launched its latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, on Thursday, the first step in the space agency’s newest effort to hunt for signs of ancient microbial life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth. The rover blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on top of an Atlas V rocket. … Read more NASA Launches Rover Perseverance to Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover lifts off to Mars

NASA has launched its Perseverance Rover from Cape Canaveral in Florida to seek out life on Mars. When it reaches the Red Planet, the rover will look for biosignatures, take rock samples, and fly an experimental helicopter over the planet’s surface. The launch comes on the heels of similar missions from China and the UAE. … Read more NASA’s Perseverance rover lifts off to Mars

NASA launches robotic rover to search for past Martian life

NASA has launched its new Mars rover Perseverance from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. The six-wheeled robot will test out equipment for future human missions and search for traces of past Martian life. An Atlas 5 rocket sent the car-sized rover on its way. The 2.4-billion-dollar mission is the U.S. space agency’s ninth trek to the Martian … Read more NASA launches robotic rover to search for past Martian life

New Mars rover launches, seeks signs of past life

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbor. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more New Mars rover launches, seeks signs of past life