A NASA team of scientists and engineers will return to the surface of Mars on Sunday, April 25, to land on the crater rim of the Red Planet, marking the end of NASA’s historic mission to land a rover on the red planet.
The rover’s first stop is on a remote and rugged plateau in the southern part of the crater called Ruff Land, the site of the landing.
The scientists will be carrying cameras, a rover tool, a sample return system and instruments to study the terrain.
The mission, the third for NASA’s Curiosity rover, will provide a unique look at the Martian landscape in this area, as well as at other remote locations where the rover has gone to drill into the ground to look for clues about the Martian environment.
Ruff is a popular place for NASA scientists to take photographs of the landscape.
The team is scheduled to return on Friday, April 28.
[Mars rovers’ first landing on Mars: A look back at Curiosity, April 15, 2018] The landing will be part of a larger plan that will include four trips to the Red Mars in 2021, with the third and fourth landing coming next year.
The first landing was made on March 9, 2021, by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) lander, which was operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, in Pasadena, California.
It used a combination of thrusters and the onboard computer to accelerate itself down the mountain toward the surface and the rover was able to touch down on the surface before a parachute deployed.
The landing was followed by the first image of Mars from the surface.
MSL scientists used an image taken by Curiosity’s orbiter to analyze the rock-rich terrain on the slopes and valleys of Ruff, which are more rugged than the Red planet’s plains.
The MSL rover is now called Curiosity and is used for research and education.
NASA’s Jet Propulsive Laboratory in Pasadena manages the Mars Exploration Rover Project for NASA Headquarters in Washington.
NASA scientists, engineers and technicians worked for more than five years to bring the MSL lander to Ruff.
The lander was powered by four solar arrays that are controlled by an onboard computer.
The robotic arm was built by Boeing and was powered primarily by the rover’s electric motors.
The arm is also the vehicle’s only propulsion system.
The science team is led by Mike Hopkins of the Jet Autonomous Laboratory, part of NASA Headquarters.
The NASA team also includes an engineer from JPL who is responsible for the landing, a geologist from JAXA, and a rover scientist from JAPAN, Japan.
The JPL rover is part of JPL’s Jet Autonomy, which is designed to enable exploration of the Martian surface using robotic landers, spacecraft and rovers.
The Jet Autos will be able to collect samples and other data from the landing site to help the science team learn about Mars and the Red World.
The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) are the first robots to explore Mars.
MER is being developed by JPL.
It was launched into orbit on Sept. 3, 2007, to begin a series of tests to determine whether it could handle the extreme conditions on Mars, including radiation, the heat of Mars and extreme gravity.
The MER will be used to study ancient rocks in the vicinity of the lander.
The rovers will carry instruments to measure the gravity, the magnetic field and other properties of the planet’s crust and the interior.
These data will be shared with scientists from around the world to better understand how Mars evolved over time and where it came from.
For more than two years, MER has been conducting tests to learn more about Mars.
The main mission of the MER is to examine the chemistry of the rocks in a sample of the upper mantle, which lies at the center of the Earth.
The material from the upper crust contains minerals that have been exposed to the harsh conditions on the Red Earth for millions of years.
These minerals are crucial to understanding the history of Mars.
On the surface, the MER carries two cameras: a high-resolution camera that will allow scientists to photograph rocks on the ground and a lower-resolution image that will reveal more about the composition of the ground.
The Curiosity rover landed at Ruff on March 11, 2020, and returned to Earth on April 25.
In a video from the landers landing site, the rover scientists can be seen standing on the rugged slopes of the mountain.
They can be heard saying, “Welcome to Riff Land.”
It is unclear whether the rover is carrying instruments, or whether the scientists have their own instruments.
A scientist can be overheard saying, “‘I want to know what you found on this little rock.'”
This was a reference to a picture taken on March 3, 2020.
The image is one of many images that the scientists will share with the public, in the hope of identifying more of the ancient rocks that have long been