Mars 2020 Launch Date Slips Again

The Mars 2020 rover being prepared for encapsulation at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Credit: Christian Mangano/NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—Another problem has arisen while preparing the Mars 2020 rover for launch, triggering a further, eight-day delay to July 30, NASA said June 30. A problem with a liquid oxygen sensor surfaced during a wet dress rehearsal for the launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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