Perseverance Rover Stores First Mars Rock Sample Written 8 September 2021


NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name: “Perseverance” | NASA

SPACE reports that NASA’s Perseverance rover stored its first Mars rock sample Monday. Perseverance is to collect several dozen more rock samples during its mission. NASA Science Mission Directorate head Thomas Zurbuchen said Monday, “Just as the Apollo moon missions demonstrated the enduring scientific value of returning samples from other worlds for analysis here on our planet, we will be doing the same with the samples Perseverance collects as part of our Mars Sample Return program.”
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