Europe’s first Mars rover is set to set off next year. The ESA's Mars Express has been circling the planet since 2004. It's made amazing discoveries, finding traces of volcanoes and glaciers.
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Moving a few meters back and forth, the short trip was a mobility test for the Perseverance rover. It comes just two weeks after touching down on the red planet.
In 2022, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will fly to the ISS for the second time. She calls it her "home away from home," but many things there have changed.
After touching down on Thursday, the Mars rover has already sent back a few early high-resolution color images from the planet.
The NASA rover Perseverance is sending pictures from Mars of a quality never seen before. DW spoke to Jay Kumler, North America chief of the German company Jenoptik, which developed lenses for the vehicle.
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