The latest Mars rover, Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on Mars on February 18th.
- Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
- Launch: July 30, 2020
- Landing: Feb. 18, 2021
- Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars
- Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
Yet to be seen: will the dust storms pose any threat? Keep watching for updates.