Scientists are building a new Mars rover for $2 billion mission

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To take on these tasks, Perseverance has been earmarked for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida between July 17 and August 5, and is scheduled to land on Mars on February 18, 2021. A key element of Mars 2020's mission will include searching for ancient evidence of habitable conditions, as well as "past microbial life itself", by collecting core samples of rocks and soils on the planet.

Nasa's first wheeled robot, which landed on the planet in 1997, was called the Microrover Flight Experiment until a 12-year-old student from CT suggested the name Sojourner, in honour of abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth.

The prize victor will also be invited to view the launch of the spacecraft, which will take place in July or August this year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. These thiophenes were also recently discovered on Mars by the US-based space agency's unmanned probe. "We, not as a nation, but as humans, will not give up". The contest invited students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit suggestions.

But on Thursday, March 5, NASA will finally give the vehicle a name when it reveals the victor in a contest that saw entries from 28,000 students across the U.S.

Perseverance Rover’s Mission
Scientists are building a new Mars rover for $2 billion mission

Almost 4,700 volunteer judges had narrowed a pool of 28,000 contest entries down to 155 semifinalists. The nine contenders listed on the site.

Of course, the final decision made by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate on Tuesday. The rover also has a new, intelligent landing technology integrated in its computers, which will enable it to take photographs of the surface while landing, identify the topography of its terrain, compare it to pre-installed orbital maps, and divert its landing process if necessary.

After seeing Saturn V, the rocket that launched the Apollo astronauts to the Moon, he became a real fan of space and began to check NASA's blog regularly for information. The rover will also test technologies which may benefit future human missions to Mars.

"This rover is the first leg of a round-trip mission to Mars that will advance understanding in key science fields like astrobiology".

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