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NASA successfully launches the Mars Perseverance rover into space
Posted by: Another Step For Man ()
Date: July 30, 2020 10:01AM




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.


Amazing time to be alive!

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Re: NASA successfully launches the Mars Perseverance rover into space
Posted by: XYXJH ()
Date: July 30, 2020 10:38AM

Yeah, what NASA does is something we should all be proud of as Americans. We're the only country to successfully land on Mars or explore the outer solar system.

This rover won't bring samples back though. As a part of its mission it will collect samples. There will be two other missions needed to get anything back. Earliest that's going to happen would be 2031, and that's very iffy.

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Re: NASA successfully launches the Mars Perseverance rover into space
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: July 30, 2020 12:49PM

Just be careful no one launches a sample taking tour of Uranus, historic as it may be.

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