The Summer of Mars is here! Three missions are launching to Mars in the next few weeks from three different space agencies. We’ve got the definitive preview of these missions, from UAE’s Mars Hope, to China’s Tianwen-1, and of course, NASA’s Perseverance Rover. Get caught up on all the facts before you watch the launch!
- Mars Hope Unveiled in 2015
- Hope Probe Introduction
- TEDx Talk, Omran Sharaf, Project Manager for Mars Hope
- TEDx Talk, Sarah Amiri, Project Scientist for Mars Hope
- Lots of Technical Info for the Mission
Follow Mars Hope
- Yinguo-1, the ill-fated first Chinese Mars Mission
- China announces Mars Mission in 2016
- Tianwen-1 Cameras
- Andrew Jones on WeMartians
- Tianwen-1 Payloads
- Long March 5 Returns to Flight
- Chinese Space and the Coronavirus
- More on Coronavirus
- Wan Weixing dies
- 2003 Decadal Survey
- 2013 Decadal Survey
- Max-C Concept
- NASA pulls out of joint Max-C/ExoMars
- NASA announces Mars 2020
- Mars 2020’s Sample Caching System Video
- NASA announces Jezero as landing site for Mars 2020
- MiMi Aung on the Mars Helicopter
- Mars 2020 Cost Overruns
- SHERLOC nearly cancelled
- Launch slipped from July 17 to July 20
- Launch slipped from July 20 to July 22
- Launch slipped from July 22 to July 30
- Mars 2020 Press Kit
- All of WeMartians Mars2020 Coverage over the years:
- 10 – Science Meets Engineering on the 2020 Rover (feat. Sarah Milkovich)
- 20 – Mars2020 Candidate Landing Sites
- 48 – Zooming in on Mars (feat. Melissa Rice and Elsa Jensen)
- 52 – Comin’ up Jezero (feat. Tim Goudge)
- 77 – Persevering through ATLO (feat. Christina Hernandez)
- 78 – The Quest for a Piece of Mars (feat. Chris Herd)
- 79 – Preparing for a Martian Launch (feat. Tory Bruno)
Follow Jake & WeMartians
- Website (www.wemartians.com)
- Patreon (www.patreon.com/wemartians)
- WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com)
- Mailing List (https://wemartians.com/signup)
- Twitter (@we_martians)
- Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit)
- Off-Nominal Podcast
Help Make Space Better
Here at Off-Nominal, we’ve been following the demonstrations against racial inequality and police violence in the United States, Canada, and around the world with concern. These events have highlighted deep problems with how we treat each other in many domains, and space exploration is not exempt.
While we have been processing this in real-time, it has become obvious that we must do our part and use our platform to speak up against these inequalities and take action to stop them. We have been engaging with our Discord community this past week to come up with a plan.
Many of these initiatives were developed not just by Jake and Anthony, but in partnership with the Patrons and listeners of our three podcasts. We’re proud that this is a community-led effort. We’re also really proud that some of our listeners and colleagues have joined in to make this an even stronger initiative.
Together, we’re putting on a fundraiser to support Black organizations whose missions we believe in.
All of the sponsors, including Jake and Anthony, will be matching contributions the community makes to both of these organizations through July 10. Jake and Anthony will match up to the total of this month’s revenue from Patreon (WeMartians, MECO), and other sponsors may have different max amounts.
Thank you for helping us work together to make space better.