SpaceX Breakthrough as Mars ‘Starship’ Prototype Rocket Aces Successful Test Flight

SpaceX on Tuesday successfully completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest prototype ever tested of the future rocket Starship, which the company hopes to use one day to colonize Mars… More about this in the link below… https://www.sciencealert.com/a-prototype-of-the-rocket-that-could-get-us-to-mars-has-just-completed-a-test-flight

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It’s Official: NASA’s Next Mission to Mars Has Been Cleared For Launch This Thursday

NASA on Monday gave its latest Mars rover Perseverance the all clear to launch later this week on a mission to seek out signs of ancient microbial life. “The launch readiness review is complete, and we are indeed go for launch,” administrator Jim Bridenstine said… More about this article in the link below… https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-nasa-s-next-mission-to-mars-will-launch-this-thursday

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Atlas 5 rocket runs through practice countdown before Mars rover launch – Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA’s Perseverance rover toward Mars next month aced a countdown rehearsal Monday at Cape Canaveral, helping ensure the United Launch Alliance-built rocket is ready for liftoff during the rover’s 23-day launch window…More about this article in link below… https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/atlas-5-rocket-runs-through-practice-countdown-before-mars-rover-launch/

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NASA has built a helicopter to explore Mars and it’s finally ready to launch | Space

NASA is ready to take its first spin at flying a helicopter on another world as the agency’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, prepares for launch in July. The helicopter is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, the star of which is the Perseverance rover, a robot designed to help scientists determine whether life on the Red Planet has ever been possible. […]

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A seventh grader named NASA’s newest Mars rover | Science News for Students

Meet Perseverance. It’s NASA’s next ambassador to the Red Planet. The Mars rover’s new name was announced March 5. NASA held a six-month “Name the Rover” competition. It drew more than 28,000 entries from students in kindergarten through high school. Students were asked to make their name suggestions in essays. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/nasa-newest-mars-rover-named-perseverance

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