Tag: Red Planet

Ingenuity – Alabama High School Junior Names 1st Ever Red Planet Helicopter for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Ingenuity has been chosen as the name for the small but innovative and groundbreaking spacecraft that will mark NASA’s first attempt at powered flight on another planet as part of NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission – and the name was submitted by Alabama High School junior student Vaneeza Rupani. NASA’s 2020

ExoMars 2020 Rover and Lander Delayed to 2022 Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In light of ongoing problems with the complex parachute landing system and travel restrictions caused by the spreading coronavirus pandemic the joint European/Russian ExoMars rover/lander mission scheduled for launch to Mars this summer has been postponed two years to 2022. “The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch

Perseverance – 7th Grader Chosen to Name NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Perseverance – that’s the outstanding winning name NASA has chosen to name the Mars 2020 rover based on an outstanding essay submitted by 7th grader Alex Mather of Virginia for NASA’s nationwide contest where kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States submitted essays to “Name the Rover.” The winning Mars 2020

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

NASA Mars 2020 Rover Arrives at Kennedy Space Center Launch Base for July Blastoff

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida launch base for final processing ahead of blastoff slated for July – after departing the only home she has ever known and where she was lovingly created by engineers working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The

Mole on the Move on Mars InSight Lander

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL- The German Mole is on the move at last on Mars on NASA’s InSight lander after a lot of hard work by engineers on both sides of the Atlantic have has finally paid off trying to save the stuck deep penetrating heat probe on the agency’s spacecraft designed explore the deep interior of