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NASA is sending spacesuit material in the Mars 2020 rover to see how it fares on the Martian surface.

NASA’s next Mars rover will launch in 2020, and it’s being built before our eyes — here’s what the robot’s birth has loo...

Mars 2020, the next robot that NASA plans to send to the red planet, is nearing its launch date. Check out the rover's progress so far.
Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project take a selfie photo in front of the robot on June 5, 2019.

Watch live as NASA engineers build an alien-hunting, nuclear-powered Mars rover that’s slated to launch next year

NASA's next big mission to the red planet involves a six-wheeled vehicle that runs on nuclear power and could scout for signs of alien life.

Can’t go to Mars in your lifetime? NASA is offering to send your name there with its next rover mission instead

You can have your name stenciled and taken to Mars by NASA - but the reality might be a little disappointing.
An illustration of China's planned robotic Mars mission, called HX-1.

China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth

China recently landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, and is also working on a robotic Mars mission that may launch in 2020.
An illustration of NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring the Martian surface.

NASA will dig for signs of alien life on Mars in Jezero Crater — the landing site for its 2020 rover

NASA picked a landing site for its new Mars 2020 rover: Jezero Crater. The giant impact basin the Martian equator may hide signs of microbial life.
Colin Creager works on the latest version of the shape-memory alloy spring tire designed for roving on Mars.

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory

Engineers at NASA have reinvented the wheel by making a nearly invincible woven-mesh design that "remembers" its ideal shape and springs back into form.

If aliens existed on Mars, they might have lived in oasis-like pools

"These pools would have been habitable for life, just as they are on Earth."