The arrival is scheduled for the beginning of February and aims to collect samples of the surface of the ‘Red Planet’.
After months of waiting and a lot of uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, NASA’s latest Mars mission successfully took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.
The ULA Atlas V rocket successfully took off, containing the Perseverance rover on board that will aim to collect samples of the Mars soil. The return to the ‘Red Planet’ is expected to happen only in February 2021.
It should be remembered that these samples will only arrive on Earth in 2031, so it is only from that moment that scientists and researchers will be able to begin their analyzes.
Although this Perseverance mission cannot serve to prove the existence of life on Mars, NASA hopes that this mission will provide valuable information that will help future manned missions to the ‘Red Planet’.