The latest space news from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

30 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

Launch of Mars 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.



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NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Carry First Spacesuit Materials to Mars

28 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

Advanced spacesuit designer Amy Ross of NASA's Johnson Space Center stands with the Z-2, a prototype spacesuit

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.



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New NASA Research Projects Probe COVID-19 Impacts

27 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

Mount Rainier in Washington

The new projects look at food- and water-supply stability and how changes in human activity are affecting the environment.



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A New Video Captures the Science of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

27 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars.

With a targeted launch date of July 30, the next robotic scientist NASA is sending to the to the Red Planet has big ambitions.



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NASA's AIRS Sees Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna From Space

26 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

Hurricane Douglas

Wild weather sweeping in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is bringing flooding rains, high winds, and dangerous storm surges to Hawaii and Texas.



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NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

23 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

This illustration shows the moment after liftoff of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida

A Mars photo booth, augmented-reality filters, and a virtual launch packet are just some of the ways to celebrate the July 30 launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.



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NASA Mission Will Study the Cosmos With a Stratospheric Balloon

23 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

This illustration shows a high-altitude balloon ascending into the upper atmosphere

Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a cutting-edge telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground.



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NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Passes Flight Readiness Review

22 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket

The agency's Mars 2020 mission has one more big prelaunch review - the Launch Readiness Review, on July 27.



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NASA Juno Takes First Images of Jovian Moon Ganymede's North Pole

22 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

The first infrared mapping of Ganymede's northern frontier

Infrared images from Juno provide the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.



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NASA to Broadcast Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch, Prelaunch Activities

17 Jul 2020 at 2:07pm

The first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover on Dec. 17, 2019

Starting July 27, news activities will cover everything from mission engineering and science to returning samples from Mars to, of course, the launch itself.



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