MISSION Overview
Feb 18 18 2021

Quick Facts

  • Mission Name: Mars 2020
  • Rover Name: Perseverance
  • Main Job: The Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.
  • Launched: July 30, 2020
  • Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
  • Landing: Feb. 18, 2021
  • Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars
  • Mission Duration: At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)
  • Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
  • Fact Sheet
  • Launch Press Kit
Artist's concept of the Perseverance on it's way to Mars

Where is Perseverance?
Perseverance is currently cruising to Mars.

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Drawing of a spacecraft in cruise stage
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