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Mars-bound: NASA's life-seeking rover Perseverance launches

Space Daily Thursday, 30 July 2020
Mars-bound: NASA's life-seeking rover Perseverance launchesCape Canaveral (AFP) July 30, 2020

NASA's latest Mars rover Perseverance launched Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life - and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for the first time. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took off on schedule at 7:50 am (1150 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, despite a 4.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory in
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