Tag: JPL

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

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 Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launches to the Red Planet in Search of Life: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launched today on a 300 million mile (500 million km) interplanetary journey atop a powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket under picture perfect skies from the Florida Space Coast to the Red Planet where she will rove an ancient

ULA Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal of Atlas V Rocket for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL – The joint United Launch Alliance and NASA launch team completed the critical launch countdown Wet Dress Rehearsal or WDR demonstration test Monday afternoon – thereby achieving a major milestone towards liftoff of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover a month from now on the firms venerable Atlas V rocket. It was a beautiful sunny