Mars 2020 mission goes to Death Valley to test landing cameras

The technology that will guide NASA's Mars 2020 mission to a landing on the surface of Mars began testing recently in the skies over Death Valley in California. Installed in an Airbus helicopter, an engineering prototype of the Lander Vision System (LVS) was put through a series of pre-planned maneuvers designed to test the device's ability to collect and analyze images of the mountainous desert landscape for landing navigation purposes... Continue Reading Mars 2020 mission goes to Death Valley to test landing cameras Category: Space Tags: Mars Mars 2020 NASA

Mars 2020 mission goes to Death Valley to test landing cameras

The technology that will guide NASA's Mars 2020 mission to a landing on the surface of Mars began testing recently in the skies over Death Valley in California. Installed in an Airbus ...

Sat 25 May 19 from Gizmag

Scientists Gear Up to Look For Fossils on Mars

Tue 21 May 19 from Discover Magazine

Scientists gear up to look for fossils on Mars, Tue 21 May 19 from Astronomy.com

Look to the ocean floor for Mars life analogues, researchers say

Forthcoming missions to Mars may miss crucial evidence without an igneous microfossil atlas. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mon 20 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?

In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. But while volcanic, igneous rock predominates on the Red Planet, virtually the entire Earth fossil record ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

Mars’ High Flying Camera Reveals Planet in Exquisite Detail

This month NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completed its 60,000th orbit of Mars.

Mon 27 May 19 from KQED Science

Could Microbes Live in Martian Dust? Mission Designers Are Thinking Ahead for Red Planet Crews

Could Mars have little microbes living in its dust?

Thu 23 May 19 from SPACE.com

Mars colonists ‘will become super-mutants with cancer-immune skin’ – but could die ‘if they mate with Earthlings’, scientist warns

The first humans on Mars will quickly become too fragile to have sex with.

Tue 21 May 19 from FOXNews

NASA’s MRO Completes Milestone 60,000 Trips Around Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) completed a milestone 60,000 loops of the Red Planet last week. On average, MRO takes 112 minutes to circle Mars, zooming around at about 2 miles ...

Mon 20 May 19 from Geek.com

How Space Station and Moon Missions Will Prep Astronauts for Mars

NASA's push to land humans on the moon in 2024, along with the agency's ongoing research on the International Space Station, could serve as excellent analog environments for a mission to Mars.

Mon 20 May 19 from SPACE.com

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