On Thursday, February 18th, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars’s surface. Perseverance is NASA’s largest and most advanced rover. It travelled 293 Million miles over the course of 203 days to reach the red plant.
Perseverance is paving the way for future missions for both rovers and people. The rover’s primary objective on this mission is to collect data for astrobiology research. Perseverance will gather information about the plant’s geology and past climate while collecting samples on the planet.
Perseverance’s mission is one of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approaches that hopes to prepare human travel to Mars.
Potter, Sean. “Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet.” NASA, NASA, 18 Feb. 2021, http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/touchdown-nasas-mars-perseverance-rover-safely-lands-on-red-planet.
“Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.” NASA, NASA, 18 Feb. 2021, mars.nasa.gov/news/8865/touchdown-nasas-mars-perseverance-rover-safely-lands-on-red-planet/.