NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance launched successfully today

Posted By on July 30, 2020

The NASA liftoff of Perseverance (7/30/2020) was a great sight this morning as was hearing that the new new rover “phoned home” an hour later. Those who grew up with the space program are fondly PerserveranceLiftoffremembering the race to the moon days as well as the excitement in man probing space. This trip to Mars will take a while (until February 18th of 2021) and although this trip is not manned, is still a pretty exciting stepping stone. 

While watching the launch on YouTube this morning, I couldn’t help but remember all the Apollo launches I watch as a kid and all the Space Shuttle launches a grown-up.

Perseverance has quite the trip ahead. It will reach Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, touching down on the surface of Jezero Crater. The rover will search for signs of past microbial life and help scientists better understand the geology and climate of the Red Planet.


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