Quick Facts About NASA's Perseverance Rover

  • 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.

  • Launch: July 30, 2020, 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.

Related Links

Mars 2020 Perseverance Press Kit
Mars 2020 Perseverance Press Kit
Online version | PDF (10.9 MB)
Mars 2020 Fact Sheet
Mars 2020 Fact Sheet
PDF (1.15 MB)
Mars Helicopter Fact Sheet
Mars Helicopter Fact Sheet
PDF (1.44 MB)
Mars Helicopter
Mars Helicopter Overview
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