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MAVEN Spacecraft Moving Closer to Mars, to Act as Comms Relay for 2020 Rover
MAVEN Spacecraft Moving Closer to Mars, to Act as Comms Relay for 2020 Rover

12 Feb 2019, 09:02 UTC / The spacecraft has enough fuel to last it well into 2030, and the space agency plans to use it as relay for as long as possible

 
Mars 2020 Rover to Look for Life in the Jezero Crater
Mars 2020 Rover to Look for Life in the Jezero Crater

20 Nov 2018, 10:00 UTC / NASA decides on a landing site for the 2020 Mars rover. The location chosen for the landing is the Jezero Crater north of the planet's interior

 
NASA to Announce 2020 Mars Rover Landing Site on Monday
NASA to Announce 2020 Mars Rover Landing Site on Monday

19 Nov 2018, 09:02 UTC / Landing site for the 2020 Mars Rover mission is to be announced on Monday by NASA. The rover will reach the site in February 2021

 
Fuzzy Logic MIT Software Automatically Picks Best Mars Landing Sites for Rovers
Fuzzy Logic MIT Software Automatically Picks Best Mars Landing Sites for Rovers

26 Sep 2018, 13:56 UTC / New MIT software can submit proposals of landing sites for Martian rovers by calculating the probability of the machines to perform various tasks.

 
Mars 2020 Rover Needs a Name, NASA Launches Competition
Mars 2020 Rover Needs a Name, NASA Launches Competition

24 Sep 2018, 08:54 UTC / NASA will ask students in grades K-12 to propose and justify a possible name for the Mars 2020 rover, also looking for sponsors for the competition.

 
NASA Wants Astronaut Faces on Cereal Boxes
NASA Wants Astronaut Faces on Cereal Boxes

5 Sep 2018, 12:56 UTC / NASA administrator considering allowing astronauts to pursue suitable commercial endorsements just like basketball players.

 
NASA Testing New Supersonic Mars 2020 Lander Parachute on September 7
NASA Testing New Supersonic Mars 2020 Lander Parachute on September 7

3 Sep 2018, 11:46 UTC / Third test of the ASPIRE supersonic parachute is set to take place on September 7 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

 
Mars 2020 Rover Nuclear Power Generator Enters Testing Stages
Mars 2020 Rover Nuclear Power Generator Enters Testing Stages

8 Aug 2018, 10:00 UTC / The Department of Energy begins fuelling and testing of the nuclear generator that will power the Mars 2020 rover for its mission on Mars.

 
NASA Plans to Bring to Earth a Piece of Mars
NASA Plans to Bring to Earth a Piece of Mars

10 Jul 2018, 14:58 UTC / Starting with the Mars 2020 mission, NASA and the ESA will begin efforts to bring to Earth samples of Martian soil collected by rovers.

 
NASA to Send Helicopter to Mars on 2020 Rover Mission
NASA to Send Helicopter to Mars on 2020 Rover Mission

14 May 2018, 06:42 UTC / NASA will deploy a small helicopter on Mars during the 2020 mission to prove the viability of heavier-than-air flight on the planet.