NASA's Mars 2020 Gets a Dose of Space Here on Earth

NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft has completed tests that are the best Earthly approximations of what the spacecraft will endure during launch and interplanetary cruise.MORE

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly with Mars 2020

From now till Sept. 30, the public can submit names to be etched on microchips that will fly on the Mars 2020 rover and receive a souvenir boarding pass.Read More >Sign Up Now >

Get to Know the Next Mars Rover

Learn how NASA's next Mars rover will collect compelling rock samples.Watch Video ›Mission Overview ›

Things are Stacking up for Mars 2020

As the July 2020 launch date inches closer, the next spacecraft headed to the Red Planet is assembled for more testing.MORE
To Launch
July 17 2020

Mission Facts

Mars 2020 Artist's Concept
Launch Window July 17 - Aug. 5, 2020 Launch Location Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Landing Feb. 18, 2021 Landing Site Jezero Crater, Mars Mission Duration At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)

The Rover

Mars 2020 Image

The rover has a new, more capable wheel design, among other improvements. For the first time, the rover carries a drill for coring samples from Martian rocks and soil.

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