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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Advanced spacesuit designer Amy Ross of NASA's Johnson Space Center stands with the Z-2, a prototype spacesuit

In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which is targeting a July 30 launch.



Monday, July 27, 2020

Mount Rainier in Washington

The new projects look at food- and water-supply stability and how changes in human activity are affecting the environment.



Monday, July 27, 2020

In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars.

With a targeted launch date of July 30, the next robotic scientist NASA is sending to the to the Red Planet has big ambitions.



Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hurricane Douglas

Wild weather sweeping in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is bringing flooding rains, high winds, and dangerous storm surges to Hawaii and Texas.



Thursday, July 23, 2020

This illustration shows a high-altitude balloon ascending into the upper atmosphere

Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a cutting-edge telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground.



Thursday, July 23, 2020

This illustration shows the moment after liftoff of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida

A Mars photo booth, augmented-reality filters, and a virtual launch packet are just some of the ways to celebrate the July 30 launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket

The agency's Mars 2020 mission has one more big prelaunch review - the Launch Readiness Review, on July 27.



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The first infrared mapping of Ganymede's northern frontier

Infrared images from Juno provide the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.



Friday, July 17, 2020

The first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover on Dec. 17, 2019

Starting July 27, news activities will cover everything from mission engineering and science to returning samples from Mars to, of course, the launch itself.



Friday, July 17, 2020

Time-lapse video taken with and iPhone

How two video meetings, two online purchases, and a kitchen counter led to what could be "one small step" for future astronauts to grow food on the Moon.