Mars Missions

List of 50 spacecraft missions - some successful - some not - including orbiters and rovers - dating from the 1970's   Wikipedia

Pseudoscience: For those connected to the UFO/UAP phenomenon there is always an underlying ripple that something is going on beneath the surface that will one day be detected by a rover. Some believe there are underground bases and other evidence of intelligent life that either currently exist beneath the surface of Mars or have in the past. There is also a theory about portals that connect Mars to Earth's Moon and Earth itself. Anything is possible and hopefully will be discovered one day on a Mars Mission.

Touchdown: Landing on Mars - February 18, 2021

Perseverance Rover   Wikipedia

Nasa has released stunning videos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Touchdown! NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to begin hunt for signs of ancient life

Mars rover's giant parachute carried secret message

NYC's Empire State Building turns red to celebrate NASA's Perseverance rover

5 weird things NASA's Perseverance rover is bringing to Mars

1. Mastcam-Z: "Are we alone?"
2. 10.9 million names
3. Covid-19 Tribute
5. Mars Meteorite

February 2021

Three new spacecraft are arrive at Mars this month, ending their seven-month journey through space. (See more below)

1. United Arab Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe, was first to arrive last week. It will stay in orbit and study its atmosphere for one complete Martian year (687 Earth days).

2. China's Tianwen-1 mission entered orbit next and began scouting the potential landing site for its Mars rover, due to be deployed in May. If successful, China will become the second country to land a rover on Mars.

3. NASA's Perseverance Rover arrives February 18, 2021

They join six orbiting spacecraft actively studying the Red Planet from above:

- NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey

- NASA's 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

- NASA's MAVEN Orbiter

- Europe's Mars Express

- India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

- European and Russian partnership ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

Emirates Mars Mission   Wikipedia

UAE's Hope probe safely enters Mars' orbit - beating both NASA and China to the Red Planet following a 500-million-km race from Earth   Daily Mail - February 9, 2021

Tianwen-1   Wikipedia

China's first Mars mission, Tianwen-1, successfully enters orbit around Red Planet joining Arab ship Hope - February 10, 2021

First Photo of Mars From China's Tianwen 1 Probe

InSight Lander   Wikipedia

NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars   CNN - November 26, 2018
After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official "beep" to NASA to signal that it was alive and well, including a photo of the Martian surface where it landed. Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory exploded into celebratory applause and cheers after the touchdown was confirmed. The landing was watched around the world and even broadcast live on the Nasdaq Stock Market tower in New York City's Times Square. During a post-landing NASA press conference, the astronauts on the International Space Station called down to congratulate the mission team and said they "got some goosebumps" watching the coverage.

NASA's MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tail   Science Daily - October 19, 2017
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft is in orbit around Mars gathering data on how the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere and water, transforming from a world that could have supported life billions of years ago into a cold and inhospitable place today. The process that creates the twisted tail could also allow some of Mars' already thin atmosphere to escape to space, according to the research team.