Tag: Perseverance rover

China Zhurong Rover rolls onto Mars Starting Mobile Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – China’s Zhurong rover rolled onto Mars, Saturday, May 22, starting its mobile 3 month long mission to explore the Red Planet  after successfully becoming the first ever Chinese spacecraft to soft land on the 4th rock from the Sun a week earlier, on May 14 on the plains of Utopia Planitia. “China’s

Perseverance Rover Drops Belly Pan Protective Cover from Sample Caching System onto Mars: Mosaic

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In another major mission milestone NASA’s Perseverance rover has just ejected the belly pan cover protecting the Sample Caching System and dropped it flat onto the Martian surface on March 12 and 13 (Sol 21 and 22)- and thereby successfully exposed the sample collection system critical to gathering and storing cored samples

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

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set to Depart ISS Today Aug. 1 with 2 NASA Astronauts: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After two action packed months in space the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart the International Space Station (ISS) later today, Saturday, Aug. 1 inside their history-making SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon Endeavour test vehicle and return to Earth tomorrow afternoon Aug. 2 for the 1st

ULA Atlas V Rocket Poised for Liftoff July 30 with NASA’s Red Planet Rover Perseverance: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is poised for liftoff standing vertical for her Destination Mars interplanetary journey – after she rolled out to launch pad 41 yesterday morning bolted atop the powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will propel her to space for

Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide from RocketSTEM and Space UpClose: Free Download

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Enjoy our “Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide” about NASA’s  Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter brought to you by the journalists at RocketSTEM magazine and Space UpClose space news website. Plus – the Mars guide is both educational and fun!! Our Guide is created specifically for the public at large