Watch the highlights of NASA's Mars 2020 Mission
The launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 on 30 July 2020
Succesful Landing at the Jezero Crater on Mars on 18 Feb 2021
First Photo back from Perseverance on the surface of Mars
First flight of Ingenuity helicopter 19 April 2021 - The first flight from the surface of another planet
18 Feb 2021
and Ingenuity touched down on Mars...
And Alex and Vaneeza the teenagers who named them were 'over the moon' about it!
Page regularly updated with latest Martian news
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has sent back its first image(s) from the surface of the Red Planet.
The image(s) come from Perseverance's Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcams), which help with driving. The clear protective covers over these cameras are still on.
18th February 2021 - After a seven-month-long journey NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover has successfully landed at Jezero Crater on the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration.
The rover carried with it several technology demonstrations including a helicopter, Ingenuity, which will attempt humanity's first powered flight on another planet. Perseverance has a new set of science instruments and the ability to “self-drive” on the Martian surface.
Perseverance’s 4 Main Science Objectives
Study the rocks and landscape at its landing site to reveal the region’s history
Prepare for Humans: Test technologies that would help sustain human presence on Mars someday
Find and collect promising samples of Mars rock and soil that could be brought back to Earth in the future
Test technologies that would help sustain human presence on Mars someday
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