The Perseverance rover will gain information to help pave the way for future human missions that could put people on the planet for the first time.

NASA successfully launches new Mars rover with first out-of-this-world helicopter drone

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The Perseverance rover will gain information to help pave the way for future human missions that could put people on the planet for the first time.

‘We have a history of doing amazing things in the most challenging times, and this is no different,’ NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said, referencing the ongoing pandemic.

Perseverance will reach Mars on February 2021 next year although there is concern that the rover could be destroyed upon landing.

A number of crafts have been destroyed while attempting to land on the Red Planet due to heat or crashing into boulders, cliffs and sand dunes.

‘We are working to configure the ground stations to match the strength of the spacecraft signal. This scenario is one we’ve worked through in the past with other missions.’

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