Three landing sites were shortlisted from the 2020 Mars mission. The mission aims to retrieve sample rocks from the red planet and return them to Earth.
NASA tested the new landing vision system of the Mars 2020 rover, a system that will enable the new rover to react to threats.
NASA selected five aerospace companies to develop a Mars orbiter concept each that can be built in time for the 2020 mission.
NASA is ready to build the new Mars 2020 rover that will be more advanced than its predecessor. It can navigate better and identify danger zones, it is also equipped with a microphone and it will be designed to collect and deposit Martian samples for potential future retrieval missions.