The New Paper

February 18, 2021

NASA Mars rover expected to land today

NASA’s Perseverance Rover is expected to land on Mars today. After landing, the rover will search for signs of past microbial life and collect rock and soil samples.  The mission is one of three to reach Mars this month, including China’s Tianwen-1 orbiter and the UAE’s Hope spacecraft. Stream the landing at 3:55pm ET.
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