Time for Perseverance: Next Mars Rover to Launch in July

Time for Perseverance: Next Mars Rover to Launch in July

Above: Heather Bottom with Perserverance, NASA’s new Mars rover scheduled for launch in July. Courtesy photo. By Heather Bottom, Launch Systems Engineer – NASA JPL Perseverance—now a proper noun as the name of the next Mars rover—means “persistence in doing...
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover: Mapping Mars in 3D

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover: Mapping Mars in 3D

By: Dr. Jim Bell, Arizona State University Above: Dr. Jim Bell is a professor and planetary scientist in the School of Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and the Principal Investigator for the Mars 2020 rover’s Mastcam-Z imaging system....