Mars Perseverance rover shown at its landing site in Jezero Crater in this view from the “Explore with Perseverance” 3D web experience.

September 16, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is shown at its landing site, Jezero Crater, in this view from the “Explore with Perseverance” 3D web experience. This interactive web tool features a 3D model of the rover on 3D landscape created from real images taken by Perseverance.

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet's geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission is part of NASA's Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes Artemis missions to the Moon that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.

Subsequent missions by NASA in cooperation with ESA (European Space Agency) would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these cached samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California built and manages operations of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover for NASA.

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