2020 Rover

NASA Plans For Next Gen Rover

Assembly of the 2020 Mars rover is underway with an expected July launch date (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

Assembly of the 2020 Mars rover is underway with an expected July launch date (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

Every month, on the first Sunday College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe for the ‘Night Sky’ segment. They discuss space exploration, space news, and highlight what backyard astronomers can see in the coming weeks. This month, Brian and Joe started their discussion with a look at NASA’s plan to send a next generation rover to Mars

NASA is encouraging school children to suggest a name for the next Mars rover. K-12 students can enter at NASA.gov (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

NASA is encouraging school children to suggest a name for the next Mars rover. K-12 students can enter at NASA.gov (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)