• perseverance rover Jul 29

    Parts List: What's on Board the New Mars Rover Perseverance

    NASA is launching a spaceship to the planet Mars. On board is a Mars rover named Perseverance. This mission, set to launch Thursday morning, is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and this trip is like nothing we’ve ever seen. The Mars rover is the size of a car, 10 feet long, 9 feet wide and 7 feet…

  • NASA Mar 5

    Northern Virginia Seventh-Grader Wins National Contest to Name Mars Rover

    A Virginia middle-schooler reached for the stars. Alexander Mather, a seventh-grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia, won NASA’s “Name the Rover” essay contest. The space agency announced Thursday it will use Alexander’s suggested name, Perseverance, for the next Mars rover. The Mars rover is a robotic vehicle with wheels that can easily move around the surface...

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