On Friday, China landed its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars - a huge step for the country's space program. The Zhurong will join NASA's rovers and its Ingenuity helicopter, which are also doing things never been done on Mars before.
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On Monday, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew over the surface of Mars. It's the first time a powered aircraft has made a controlled flight on another planet. The helicopter's success will make a big difference in how NASA explores space in the future.
NASA’s Perseverance rover touched ground safely on Mars Yesterday. NASA is now going through tests of the Perseverance to make sure everything is working well.
This afternoon, NASA expects its Perseverance spacecraft to land on Mars. Landing safely will be an incredible challenge. But if it goes well, the mission could tell us about possible life on Mars, and test out several new inventions.
Two spacecraft from Earth reached Mars this week - one from the United Arab Emirates, and the other from China. The missions, which launched last July, take on big, new challenges for their countries. A US spacecraft should arrive on February 18.
July has been a busy month in space and an especially busy month for missions to Mars. Here’s a look at the recent launches by NASA and China, as well as the story of two teenage girls from India who discovered an asteroid.
The United Arab Emirates has launched the first mission to Mars by an Arab country. After several delays caused by bad weather, the probe, named "Hope", was successfully launched early Monday morning.
NASA is asking people to help it label thousands of photos from Mars. The labels will be used to train a computer system to recognize different surfaces on Mars. This will help NASA drive its rovers safely for longer periods of time.
Around the world, millions of people on lockdown are having to work from home. Among them are NASA's scientists - including those controlling spacecraft, and even Curiosity, one of NASA's Mars rovers.
When NASA sends its new rover blasting off to Mars in July, it will carry the name "Perseverance". The name was suggested by Virginia middle-school student Alexander Mather, who won NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.