Space

Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

The largest robot  rover, NASA's largest spacecraft, was launched in March on Thursday, after a 203-day journey across 293 million miles (472 million kilometres). Confirmation of a successful touchdown was announced at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 pm PST). Filled with landslide technology, the Mars 2020 missile launched on July 30, 2020, from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Perseverance rover mission marks the first step in the effort to collect Mars samples and return them to Earth. Approximately the size of the rover, a 2,263 robotic geologist (1,026 pounds) and an astronomer will be examined a few weeks before we begin its two-year scientific investigation of Mars ’Jezero Crater. While the rover explor...

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