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JPL’s Perseverance Rover En Route to Mars Following Successful Launch

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 5:15 am

NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission blasted off from Florida Thursday, putting the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Perseverance rover on course for the Red Planet to continue humanity’s exploration of our solar system. Following years of planning, the rover roared into space... More »


History-Making JPL-Built Mars Rover Launches to Mars

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 4:08 am

A new era of Mars exploration began Thursday with the launch of the Perseverance rover, which was built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and is billed as the most technologically advanced machinery ever sent to the Red Planet. The SUV-sized rover P... More »


JPL-Built Perseverance Mars Rover Set to Blast Off Thursday Morning

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 9:29 am

NASA’s latest voyage to the Red Planet, carrying the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s latest generation robotic rover, is set to launch into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Thursday morning. Liftoff of the Mars 2020 mission is scheduled for 4:50 a.m. PST,... More »


Caltech, JPL Officials Talk About Mars 2020: Next Stop, the Red Planet

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5:08 am

With just days until the scheduled launch of the Perseverance Mars Rover, Caltech recently discussed what to expect as the rover prepares to depart for Mars. Mission Project Scientist Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and former chair... More »


Solar Fuels Science Meeting Set for Zoom Next Month

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 1:49 pm

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, led by Caltech in Pasadena, will be featured in the online 2020 Solar Fuels Science Meeting that’s happening via Zoom from Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 7. The event will bring together young and establ... More »


JPL’s Mars Perseverance Rover Passes Flight Readiness Review

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 3:47 pm

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission cleared its Flight Readiness Review Wednesday, an important milestone on its way to the launch pad. The meeting was an opportunity for the Mars 2020 team and launch vehicle provider United Launch Alliance to report o... More »