Land Hurricane is expected to make its historic trek to Mars in the next several weeks.
The Hurricane is one of a handful of spacecraft that will attempt to land on Mars, as NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) plans to launch its Mars 2020 rover in 2021.
Its crew of two will spend up to three months in space.
A NASA representative confirmed the mission, saying: “We are proud to support the efforts of the US Mars 2020 crew and look forward to the mission’s successful landing.”
A new report from NASA suggests that the spacecraft’s final stage will fly into Martian orbit about the same time as the landing.
NASA has previously announced that it will be sending the Hurricane to Mars as soon as the first part of the mission is completed.
According to NASA, the mission will send its spacecraft, called the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), into orbit around Mars on September 10, 2021.
The Hurricane will land on the Martian surface in mid-December 2021.
The mission will launch on an Atlas V rocket.
There are currently no plans to send a mission to Mars.