Key Facts About NASA's Mars 2020 Mission
The Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.
July 30 at 4:50 a.m. PDT (7:50 a.m. EDT)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Feb. 18, 2021
Jezero Crater, Mars
At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)
The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.