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MISSION Overview

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3D model image of the Perseverance Rover
  • Mission Name: Mars 2020
  • Rover Name: Perseverance
  • Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
  • Launch: July 30, 2020
  • Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars
  • Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a 30-day technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
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A Month of Ingenuity: The Mars Helicopter

Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity

The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first time over a 30-Martian-day experimental window.

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Explore the Landing Site

Mars 2020 Map

Explore Jezero Crater using this interactive map that lets you zoom in and see where the Perseverance rover is located.

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