Tag: Jezero Crater

NASA Perseverance Rover Completes 1st Test Drive on Mars Terrain

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Perseverance rover performed its first test drive drive on Martain terrain on March 4, or Sol 14, the mission team announced with the release of a batch of dramatic new images captured at the landing site now bearing the name “Octavia E. Butler Landing” where the six wheeled robot touched down safely

Perseverance Rover Snaps 1st Mastcam-Z 360-Degree Hi-Def Pano of Dazzling Mars Landing Site

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Three Sols, or Martian Days, after surviving the ‘7 minutes of Terror’ and accomplishing a safe touchdown NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover snapped her first high-definition 360-degree panorama around her Mars landing site and new home at Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, using the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. NASA released the Mastcam-Z panorama on Feb.

NASA Perseverance Rover Captures Breathtaking ‘You Are There’ Video and Audio from Red Planet Touchdown

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA released breathtaking  1st of its kind high definition video and audio captured from the dramatic descent and touchdown of the Perseverance Mars Rover that gives one  a ‘You Are There’ front row seat to the exciting landing events unfolding in real time on the Red Planet on Feb. 18. The never-before-seen

President Biden Calls to Congratulate NASA on Perseverance Mars Rover Touchdown: Watch Video

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Just an hour after the dramatic and safe touchdown of the Perseverance Mars Rover on Feb. 18 President Biden called acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to offer his congratulates and support for the mission team and the agency. President Biden thus continues to show very

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Nails Mars Landing In Search of Ancient Life and Transmits 1st Images

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  After enduring the harrowing ‘7 Minutes of Terror’ plunge through the Martian atmosphere following a 7 month interplanetary journey NASA’s Perseverance rover nailed her nail-biting landing on Mars Thursday afternoon, Feb. 18, and transmitted the first two images just moments later from the floor of the Jezero Crater landing site to reveal

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Recharges Batteries, Perseverance Completes 1st Course Correction

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its been a busy start for NASA’s $2.7 Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission to the Red Planet with a duo of major activities accomplished since blasting off from the Florida Space Coast on July 30. One week into its seven-month interplanetary journey to Mars NASA’s Ingenuity Mars

Nine Finalists Selected for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Naming Contest

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After conducting a nationwide contest where kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States submitted essays to “Name the Rover” NASA has selected 9 candidate names as finalists “to come up with a fitting name for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover.” The nine candidate names were selected from over 28,000 essays submitted after