Exploring Perseverance - Mars 2020 Rover Mission
Mars 2020 is a Mars rover mission by NASA's Mars Exploration Program that includes the Perseverance rover with a planned launch on 17 July 2020, and touch down in Jezero crater on Mars on 18 February 2021. It will investigate an astrobiologically relevant ancient environment on Mars and investigate its surface geological processes and history, including the assessment of its past habitability, the possibility of past life on Mars, and the potential for preservation of biosignatures within accessible geological materials. It will cache sample containers along its route for a potential future Mars sample-return mission. The Mars 2020 mission was announced by NASA on 4 December 2012 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The Perseverance rover's design is derived from the Curiosity rover, and will use many components already fabricated and tested, new scientific instruments and a core drill. It will also carry a helicopter drone.
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A New Name for Our Next Mars Rover on This Week @NASA – March 7, 2020
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NASA's Latest Mars Rover Has a Name (recap video)
NASA has chosen a name for its next Mars rover: Perseverance. The name was announced March 5, 2020, by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington during a celebration at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia. Zurbuchen was on hand at the school to congratulate Alexander Mather, who submitted the winning entry to the agency’s "Name the Rover" essay contest, which received 28,000 entrants from K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory. Perseverance is the latest in a long line of Red Planet rovers to be named by school-aged children, from Sojourner in 1997 to Spirit and Opportunity rovers, which landed on Mars in 2004, to Curiosity, which has been exploring Mars since 2012. In each case, the name was selected after a nationwide contest. The launch period for Perseverance opens on July 17, 2020. The rover will land at Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
For more information on the Mars 2020 mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ For more about the “Name the Rover” contest, visit https://go.nasa.gov/name2020
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Naming Announcement (media teleconference + visuals)
NASA will unveil the name of the agency’s next Mars rover, currently known as Mars 2020, on Thursday, March 5, followed by this media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. ET about the mission and the naming. The Mars 2020 rover was the subject of a nationwide naming contest in 2019 that drew more than 28,000 essays by K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory. Nearly 4,700 volunteer judges – educators, professionals, and space enthusiasts from around the country – helped narrow the pool down to 155 semifinalists. A second round of judging selected the nine finalist essays that were open to an online public poll before Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, made the final selection. For more information, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2IeQNAj Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Mars Rover 2020's Name Reveal
Drum roll, please: You voted on names for our #Mars2020 rover. Find out which was selected! Our newest Mars rover's name – and the student behind it – will be announced LIVE Thursday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Mars Rover 2020's Name Will Be Revealed
NASA's newest Mars Rover's name - and student behind it - will be announced LIVE on Thursday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. EST. The Mars 2020 rover was the subject of a nationwide naming contest in 2019 that drew more than 28,000 essays by K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory. Nearly 4,700 volunteer judges – educators, professionals, and space enthusiasts from around the country – helped narrow the pool down to 155 semifinalists. A second round of judging selected the nine finalist essays that were open to an online public poll before Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, made the final selection. Watch live coverage here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zni3MLBHDaY
#EZScience Episode 4: The Path to Mars 2020
Let's talk about science! Watch the fourth episode of our #EZScience series to learn about NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission by looking back at the Mars Pathfinder mission and Sojourner rover. Discover the innovative elements of Mars 2020 (including a small solar-powered helicopter!) and what we hope to learn about the Red Planet when our new rover arrives in February 2021. ABOUT THE SERIES: In our #EZScience video series with the National Air and Space Museum, NASA's associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and Museum director Dr. Ellen Stofan talk about the latest in planetary science and exploration. Learn more: https://www.nasa.gov/ezscience
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First Drive Test of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover
On Dec. 17, 2019, engineers took NASA’s next Mars rover for its first spin. The test took place in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This was the first drive test for the new rover, which will move to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the beginning of next year to prepare for its launch to Mars in the summer. Engineers are checking that all the systems are working together properly, the rover can operate under its own weight, and the rover can demonstrate many of its autonomous navigation functions. The launch window for Mars 2020 opens on July 17, 2020. The rover will land at Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. For more information on the Mars 2020 mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
You're looking into the Spacecraft Assembly Facility (SAF) cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, where NASA's next Mars rover, Mars 2020, was built and tested before shipping to its launch site, Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. We are exploring the possibility of continuing the live feed there. Stay tuned! For more about the mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020
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NSN Webinar: Mars 2020 Rover: Searching for Signs of Ancient Life
The NASA Night Sky Network heard from Dr. Mitch Schultz on September 26 for an update on the Mars 2020 Rover mission to Mars. About Mars 2020 The Mars 2020 rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars 2020 mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. The Mars 2020 rover introduces a drill that can collect core samples of the most promising rocks and soils and set them aside in a "cache" on the surface of Mars. A future mission could potentially return these samples to Earth. That would help scientists study the samples in laboratories with special room-sized equipment that would be too large to take to Mars. The mission also provides opportunities to gather knowledge and demonstrate technologies that address the challenges of future human expeditions to Mars. These include testing a method for producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, identifying other resources (such as subsurface water), improving landing techniques, and characterizing weather, dust, and other potential environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars. The mission is timed for a launch opportunity in July 2020 when Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars. That is, it takes less power to travel to Mars at this time, compared to other times when Earth and Mars are in different positions in their orbits. To keep mission costs and risks as low as possible, the Mars 2020 design is based on NASA's successful Mars Science Laboratory mission architecture, including its Curiosity rover and proven landing system. About Dr. Mitch Schulte Dr. Mitch Schulte is a Program Scientist with the Mars Exploration Program in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. As a Program Scientist, Mitch manages the science content of a number of NASA’s Mars missions. Currently, he oversees the U.S. contribution to the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) instrument on the European Space Agency ExoMars rover and NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover, both scheduled for launch in July 2020. He is also the lead scientist for the Mars Data Analysis, Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration, and Habitable Worlds Programs for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program and Planetary Science Division. As a researcher, Mitch has studied the geology and geochemistry of hydrothermal environments and the life that inhabits them. He also is interested in biosignatures and life detection in ancient Earth and extraterrestrial samples. He is on the editorial board of the scientific journal Astrobiology and on the advisory board of the Big Questions Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Schulte has an A.B. and a Ph.D., both in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information head to this webinars Outreach Resource page.
Pew, Pew! Mars 2020 Rover's Laser Fired for First Time
NASA's Mars 2020 Supercam laser was tested for the first time on July 20, 2019 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. -- Story: Zap! Scientists Fire Laser for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover for 1st Time: https://www.space.com/mars-2020-rover-laser-supercam-test.html Credit: Space.com / footage & animation: Los Alamos National Laboratory / NASA / JPL-Caltech / produced & edited by Steve Spaleta http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls (Arm Testing Time Lapse)
Time lapse video of robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover handily maneuvers 88-pounds (40 kilograms) worth of sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to stowed configuration. For more information about the turret and the Mars 2020 mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020
Mars 2020 Rover Build - Inside the Clean Room
All facets of the NASA's Mars 2020 Rover are under construction in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Take a peek inside. -- Mars Rovers of the Future: What Comes After Opportunity: https://www.space.com/mars-rovers-after-opportunity.html Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020
NASA rover driver and robotics technologist Dr. Vandi Verma explains the behind-the-scenes of operating Mars spacecraft from Earth, as well as three big changes to expect with the Mars 2020 rover. How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever -https://youtu.be/vcTQeqszsuw Read More The Space Roboticist: Dr. Vandi Verma
She loves her day-to-day responsibility for the machine. “You definitely don’t want to be the one who drove the rover off a cliff! But I find it energizing rather than stressful. You’re completely focused.” Although human spacefaring has stalled, Verma says the spirit of exploration is alive and well in space robots. “I am happy to be working in robotics, pushing the envelope on space exploration,” Verma says. “We have reached Mars, our neighboring planet. We’ve have only just begun.” NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover
"The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. It will not only seek signs of ancient habitable conditions – and past microbial life -- but the rover also will collect rock and soil samples and store them in a cache on the planet's surface. NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are studying future mission concepts to retrieve the samples and return them to Earth, so this landing site sets the stage for the next decade of Mars exploration." Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission
"The helicopter also contains built-in capabilities needed for operation at Mars, including solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights. But before the helicopter can fly at Mars it has to get there. It will do so attached to the belly pan of the Mars 2020 rover." ____________________ Science In The Extremes ventures to the ends of the earth to bring you pioneering research and innovations that are advancing our civilization and broadening our understanding of the universe. Follow intrepid researchers as they plunge into the deepest parts of the ocean, trek across the arctic tundra, and explore the cosmos, because being a scientist isn’t just about being in the lab. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Science in the Extremes on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ScienceintheExtremes Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
A Copter Companion for the Mars 2020 Rover on This Week @NASA – May 11, 2018
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NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration
The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future. For more information, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2IC8tIh
The Mars 2020 Rover (collab with Fraser Cain) | Answers With Joe
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https://youtu.be/YokdMmod0-U TRANSCRIPT: Science Objective A:
Explore once potentially-habitable areas Science Objective B:
Seek bio signatures Science Objective C:
Sample Caching Science Objective D:
Demonstrate in-situ resource utilization. And here are the instruments that will make that possible. It contains 2 cameras on the probe’s mast, one called Mastcam-Z, which is the main “eye” for the rover. It can take 360 degree panoramic 3D views with an advanced zoom that can see something the size of a housefly from the distance of a soccer field. And the second camera is called SuperCam. This can actually do a spectrographic analysis of a rock’s chemical makeup from over 20 feet away by burning a hole in the rock as small as the point of a pencil. This was developed in conjunction with a team from France. PIXL, or Planetary Instrument for X-Ray Lithochemistry will examine rock and soil samples for signs of ancient microbial life and can take extremely close up images of soil samples down to the size of a grain of salt. MEDA, the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer is a contribution from a team in Spain, it’s a tiny weather lab that measures wind speed, temperature and humidity and also gathers data about dust particles in the Martian atmosphere. RIMFAX, the Radar Imager for Mars Subsurface Experiment from Norway is basically like a sonogram that see tens of meters below the ground and detect elements down to the centimeter. This will help find underground water and ice on Mars. The aptly named SHERLOC, or Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals is a big sciency way of saying it looks for signs of ancient life with UV light, much like forensic investigators at crime scenes. Hence, Sherlock. But SHERLOC will carry a couple of interesting things with it, one is a Mars meteorite for calibration purposes. There’s a handful of meteorites found here on Earth that we know were once a part of Mars that were blasted away in an asteroid impact, then travelled through the solar system and eventually landed on Earth. SHERLOC is going to carry a piece of one of those meteorites to use to calibrate its laser on the Martian surface, which means this will be the first time a piece of martian rock will be returned to Mars. The other thing is it will be carrying samples of materials that may be used to make Martian spacesuits, to see how well they fare in the Martian environment. And last but definitely not least is MOXIE, the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment. This is the module that will be testing in situ resource utilization techniques in the hopes of turning the CO2 in the martian atmosphere into oxygen, just like a tree. The rover will also contain a special microphone, giving us the first sound recordings from the surface of Mars.
Plans for the Mars 2020 Rover (Part 2) - Dr. Matt Golombek - All Space Considered
PART 2 - Question and Answer Session What are the plans for NASA's 2020 mission to Mars?
Dr. Golombek answers guests questions about NASA's next robotic Martian explorer, and the search for past life on mars. All Space Considered is Griffith Observatory’s live science program that is free and open to the public, held the first Friday of every month. Subscribe