Perseverance Rover Space Landing

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun.

LOT Yellow Team, Staff Writers

Scientists from NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars on February 18, 2021.  The rover took off on July 30, 2020 and traveled over 298 million miles in 204 days at 12,500 mph. 

Perseverance will spend 2 years on Mars searching for signs of ancient microbial life.  The rover will be taking pictures and drilling for dirt and rocks. It will be sending the information it collects back to Earth for the scientists to investigate.