Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

  The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST).   Packed with groundbreaking technology, the Mars 2020 mission…

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