Mars Launch: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sent To Find Signs of Life

NASA’s ambitious Perseverance rover rocketed toward Mars on a mission to find signs of life there that might have existed billions of years ago when the solar system was a cradle of evolution. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket boosted the $2.7 billion spacecraft from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early…

NASA’s ambitious Perseverance rover rocketed toward Mars on a mission to find signs of life there that might have existed billions of years ago when the solar system was a cradle of evolution.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket boosted the $2.7 billion spacecraft from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Thursday on a 300-million-mile voyage between the planets. If all goes to schedule, the spacecraft will land on Feb. 18 at a 28-mile-wide basin called Jezero Crater just north of the Martian equator.

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