NASA’s “most advanced” spacecraft prepares for a historic landing on Mars

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The craft is the most advanced robotic astrobiology laboratory ever launched to another world.

The vehicle is cleaved The space It has cut the last 240,000 km of its journey, on its way to the expected landing today, Thursday, into a vast basin called the Jizero crater, where the bottom of a lake has long since disappeared.

Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles said on Wednesday that they hope the six-wheeled rover, the size of a multi-purpose sport utility vehicle, will arrive safely on a flat plain amid steep slopes on the edge of an ancient river delta.

Engineers hope to confirm the operation, and perhaps receive the first image of the surface, shortly after the expected landing at 2055 GMT, from signals transmitted to Earth by one of several Mars orbit vehicles.

The main purpose of the $ 2.7 billion mission is to look for signs of microbial organisms that may have grown on The red planet About three billion years ago, when the planet was warmer, wetter, and possibly more habitable on it.

The Perseverance spacecraft is larger and more advanced than any of the four MSVs that NASA has landed on before Mars.

It is designed to extract samples from rocks for analysis on Earth, and they will be the first samples ever collected by humans from another planet.

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The craft is the most advanced robotic astrobiology laboratory ever launched to another world.

The vehicle is cleaved The space It has cut the last 240,000 km of its journey, on its way to the expected landing today, Thursday, into a vast basin called the Jizero crater, where the bottom of a lake has long since disappeared.

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Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles said on Wednesday that they hope the six-wheeled rover, the size of a multi-purpose sport utility vehicle, will arrive safely on a flat plain amid steep slopes on the edge of an ancient river delta.

Engineers hope to confirm the operation, and perhaps receive the first image of the surface, shortly after the expected landing at 2055 GMT, from signals transmitted to Earth by one of several Mars orbit vehicles.

The main purpose of the $ 2.7 billion mission is to look for signs of microbial organisms that may have grown on The red planet About three billion years ago, when the planet was warmer, wetter, and possibly more habitable on it.

The Perseverance spacecraft is larger and more advanced than any of the four MSVs that NASA has landed on before Mars.

It is designed to extract samples from rocks for analysis on Earth, and they will be the first samples ever collected by humans from another planet.

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