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Mars 2020 Mission Launches

Jul 30, 2020, 11:24 AM by Lawrence Garrett
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, July 30, 2020, with NASA's Perseverance mounted atop. | Associated Press–©

TechCrunch reports that NASA successfully launched its Mars 2020 mission early Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with NASA’s Perseverance rover mounted atop, lifted off at 7:50 a.m. EDT.  Following lift off and deployment of the rocket’s second stage, the spacecraft was positioned into a “parking orbit as it readies to depart on its trip towards Mars, which will see it arrive in February 2021.”
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