Mars rover ready for riskiest part of $2.7 billion mission

Mars rover ready for riskiest part of $2.7 billion mission

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 02/17/2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover is racing toward Mars for a daring high-speed plunge into the Red Planet’s atmosphere Thursday, ready to use a heat shield, a supersonic parachute, and braking rockets for a pinpoint touchdown on a dried-up river delta that may harbor clues about the potential for past life.

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