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Mars missions: A helicopter, two new rovers and a spacecraft guided by the stars

13 Jul 2020, 08:24 UTC
Mars missions: A helicopter, two new rovers and a spacecraft guided by the stars NASA/JPL-Caltech

July is a big month for missions to Mars.

Three new spacecraft — from NASA, China and the United Arab Emirates — are due to lift off on their journey to the Red Planet.

That's because there is window between mid-July and mid-August when Earth and Mars are in a good position relative to each other to allow the shortest possible trip.

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