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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample

21 Jul 2021, 16:45 UTC
NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crater called the “Cratered Floor Fractured Rough.” 

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