NASA Perseverance Rover Begins 7-Month Journey To Mars

A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA Perseverance rover lifts off from Cape Canaveral.
Credit: ULA
CAPE CANAVERAL—A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral AFS on July 30, sending the $2.4 billion NASA Perseverance rover on its way to Mars to search for signs of past life and cache promising rock and soil samples for a future return to Earth. The 197-ft. (60 m)...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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