Mars Rover Perseverance

The latest Mars rover, Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on Mars on February 18th.

Perseverance information:

  • 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.

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