NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launch

  INL POWERS MARS PERSEVERANCE ROVER NASA/JPL-Caltech INL recently assembled, tested and delivered to Kennedy Space Center the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) that will power NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover. NASA is working to update the target launch date for...

Out of this world: INL powers Mars Perseverance rover

This illustration depicts NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. The mission, targeted for launch in July/August 2020, takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also...

Spuds and Space: NASA and Idaho have a long history

When people think of NASA, Idaho doesn’t exactly jump to mind. Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center are in Florida. Johnson Space Center and Mission Control are in Texas. And the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is in California. But Idaho’s...

To Pluto and Beyond: Work that reaches the stars

They’ve stayed in the same spot for more than a decade, but their work has traveled to Pluto and beyond, and landed on the surface of Mars. Bob Gomez, Courtney Swassing and Jon Bradley have spent most of their Idaho...