NASA successfully launches the Mars Perseverance rover into space

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Mars 2020 Perseverance ...

NASA launched the Perseverance rover to Mars on-time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in a historic mission that will bring back samples from Mars to Earth. Perseverance is now settling in for its seven-month interplanetary flight with an expected February 2021 landing date and will spend the coming years scouring for signs of ancient microbial life.

Was there once life on Mars? Our Perseverance rover aims to find out! On Thursday, July 30, watch our new robotic astrobiologist launch on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Launching on board will be the most sophisticated set of tools ever sent to Mars, with the hope Perseverance will uncover the planet’s secrets.

Tune in to our live launch broadcast starting at 7 a.m. EDT. Teams are targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT for liftoff of Perseverance atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Don’t forget to set a reminder to join us in the #CountdownToMars – you won’t want to miss this historic mission take flight!

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