The Apollo spacecraft landed in July 1969 and is now in the process of re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.
The rover is on the surface of Mars with a mission that will be a little longer than five months.
Now, two years after Apollo 7 landed, it is preparing to head back into the atmosphere to retrieve samples.
Apollo 7, which was a joint venture between NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency, was originally supposed to land in the Pacific Ocean near the California coast.
Instead, it landed in the Gulf of Mexico in February 1972, making it the first human mission to land on Mars.
The first stage of Apollo 7, the Space Shuttle Columbia, is shown in this undated handout photo.
During the Apollo 7 landing, the Apollo spacecraft is seen flying over a lake.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is pictured in this NASA handout image.
LADee, a small spacecraft that was launched by NASA in 2006 to study the Moon, is a space probe designed to look for dust in the lunar atmosphere.
This undated NASA handouts file photo shows the Lunar Atmospheres and Dust Emission Explorer (LEDE), a space telescope designed to study dust in lunar orbit.
In July 2017, the LADEE was scheduled to return to the Moon.
But in November 2017, NASA announced that it would not be able to complete its mission to the lunar surface because the moon’s gravity had been pulling LADee toward Earth.
Since then, NASA has been exploring the moon for NASA.
A view of the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) spacecraft on the lunar moon of Phobos, seen in this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo by NASA.NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) was formed in 1997 to help guide human exploration missions into deep space.
NASA launched DSN in 2004 and was renamed Deep Space to honor the program’s work.
The DSN mission has since been expanded to include missions to Mars, asteroids and comets.
More than a dozen spacecraft are now operating in deep space: NASA’s Orion spacecraft, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, Japan’s TESS spacecraft, and Japan’s HTV spacecraft.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was originally called MAVEN, but it was renamed after NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft.MRO is a spacecraft that has been orbiting Mars since 1972.
MRO and its sister spacecraft are studying the Red Planet’s atmosphere to learn about the origin of water and other life forms on the planet.
MRO has already returned some of its data to Earth and will be returning some more in the coming months.
At a press conference in October 2018, MRO’s director, William Gerstenmaier, announced that MRO had returned all its data from Mars in less than two years.
Gerstenmaer noted that MIRO has returned all of its samples and samples of Martian rocks.
Earlier this year, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft was launched into space, but this mission is the first time that it has returned any data.
If the mission’s success is any indication, MIRO will be able learn a lot about the origins of Martian water and life forms.
While the mission is still in early development, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, have been working with MRO and other instruments to try and figure out how to determine the origin and structure of Martian soil.
Researchers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have also been working on mapping the Martian surface using data from the MRO mission.
Scientists are also looking to look at whether Mars is capable of producing water, and if so, whether there’s any water left in the Martian crust.
When the MIRO mission ends, it will leave behind evidence of its mission that scientists can use to determine if Mars once had liquid water, which could be used to answer one of the most important questions in planetary science: Is Mars a planet?
The mission is scheduled to end in December 2021.