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Mars: March 2020



A placard commemorating NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign was installed on the Perseverance Mars rover on March 16, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Functional testing of NASA's Mars Helicopter and its cruise stage occurred in the airlock inside Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on March 10, 2020.


The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022.


Sols 2696-2698: Made it!: Kudos to our rover drivers for making it up the steep, sandy slope below the "Greenheugh pediment" (visible in the left side of the above image) and delivering us to a stretch of geology we had our eyes on even before we landed in Gale crater!


Known for its wide swathes of rippling, textured, gently sloping dunes, the Terra Sabaea region on Mars is home to many fascinating geological features - including the prominent Moreux crater, the star of a new image from ESA's Mars Express.


NASA's next Mars rover has a new name -- Perseverance.


NASA's Curiosity rover has captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface.