NASA is currently going to Mars today in one of the most interesting space launches in order to find the mystery of aliens in the Red Planet. Mission controllers have set their sights on the 28-mile-wide Jezero crater north of the planet’s equator. The rover is going to take 7 months to travel to the Red Planet and will reach there on February 18, 2021.
The clock is ticking constantly as Mars Perseverance rover launches live at 7 AM EDT and liftoff at 7:50 am EDT, with the launch window remaining open until about 9:50 a.m. EDT (1350 GMT) today from the Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. You can watch the launch live here on sciencenews18/webcast as well as via NASA and we are going to have fun with the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission.
NASA launches the Perseverance rover for Mars today
The Perseverance rover is not only going to search for life on Mars but also bring back meteorites and other rock materials from the Red Planet and send it back to Earth. Airbus France is currently building a satellite that will help bring back rocks from space after collecting it from space. Mars is one of the few destinations in the Solar System that has had conditions suitable for life as we know it.
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) July 27, 2020
Perseverance rover uses a next-gen space material which is going to be the material used for space astronauts in future missions. This is going to be the 3rd space mission that is heading towards Mars after the successful launch of UAE Hope Mars Orbiter. This is going to be one of those missions of Mars which needs to be completed in a small window of opportunity.
The #MarsPerseverance launch crew is on station. Mighty Atlas is looking good. Weather is holding at Pgo 80%. The board is green. Seems like a good day to go to another planet
— Tory Bruno (@torybruno) July 30, 2020
However, this space mission is also going to be depended completely on weather conditions. Perseverance rover launch can wait for launch till mid-August if necessary. Missing this launch window means that 2022 will give them the next chance.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.