Mars water map

Spacecraft and Space Missions

New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid Future Crewed Missions

Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars.

An artist's illustration of the Perseverance Mars Rover on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Watch Online: NASA's Perseverance Landing on Mars

One week from today, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars. Find resources here — including broadcast of the landing itself.

Tianwen-1

Spacecraft and Space Missions

China's Tianwen 1 Arrives at Mars

China’s ambitious mission to Mars, Tianwen 1, has arrived at the Red Planet and will attempt to land a rover on the surface in May.

Mars Hope

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The United Arab Emirates' Hope Enters Orbit Around Mars

The United Arab Emirates Hope orbiter is the first in a series of spacecraft arriving at the Red Planet in the next week.

Mars Ascent Vehicle concept

Science and Space Policy

Mars Sample Return Program Forges Ahead

It's full steam ahead for the joint NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return, a complex plan to collect bits of Mars and — for the first time — send them to Earth.

Perseverance launch

Solar System

NASA Launches Perseverance Rover for Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover heads to the Red Planet.

Perseverance

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces Next Mars Rover Name: Perseverance

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover mission now has its official name: Perseverance.

Seismometer on NASA's Insight lander

Solar System

What the First Marsquake Means for NASA's Insight

After two months, InSight’s seismometer has picked up the first rumblings in Martian soil. Turns out marsquakes may be less frequent than thought.

jezero crater

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Jezero Crater Selected as Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA's next Mars rover will explore a geologically diverse crater that may once have been flooded with water, a crucial ingredient for the mission's search for evidence of past life.

Curiosity on Mars cartoon

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Curiosity Tracks Mars’s Ancient Habitability

Curiosity scientists have tracked Gale Crater’s changing environment as it became more, then less, acidic over millions of years. Microbial life could have survived in these conditions.

EDM Lander

Solar System

ESA's Schiaparelli Lander: Missing in Action

Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.

Curiosity Selfie

Spacecraft and Space Missions

What Are Curiosity and Opportunity Up To?

As Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars, how are the other robotic denizens of the Red Planet doing?

EDM Lander

Solar System

Schiaparelli Lander to Touch Down on Mars

The innovative joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos Schiaparelli lander begins its three day solo journey to the Martian surface this weekend.

going to Mars

Science and Space Policy

NASA's Plans for Putting Humans on Mars

Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 launch.

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