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Hey, kids! Name NASA’s 2020 Mars rover

NASA says a student will provide the official name for its 2020 Mars rover, continuing a tradition that began 16 years ago. The space agency will kick off its “Name the Rover” contest on Sept. 3, just as most elementary schools and … Continue reading

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Put your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

Space fans have been sending their names to Mars and other extraterrestrial destinations for more than two decades, and it’s that time again: From now until Sept. 30, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking names for the Mars 2020 rover mission. … Continue reading

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NASA picks landing site for Mars 2020 rover

One week before the next Mars mission is due to land, NASA has chosen the landing site for its next next Mars mission. Jezero Crater will be where NASA’s yet-to-be-named rover will land on Feb. 18, 2021, the space agency announced today. “It’s a … Continue reading

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Here’s how NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will look

The rover that NASA is getting ready to send to Mars in 2020 looks a lot like the Curiosity rover that’s been working on Mars for almost five years – except for that freakishly big robotic arm. The arm is one … Continue reading

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