New Mars Rover Preparing For Surface Operations

The Perseverance rover touches down on Mars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
CAPE CANAVERAL—With NASA’s newest Mars rover safely on the ground, surface operations teams at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have replaced the flight control team that oversaw Perseverance’s Feb. 18 pinpoint landing inside Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient lake. The...
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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