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NASA’s Mars rover launches successfully – Education – Australian Associated Press

NASA has successfully launched its Perseverance rover to Mars, complete with a mini-helicopter and testing equipment to search for signs of past Martian life.

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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on a $US2.4 billion ($A3.4 billion) mission to search for traces of potential past life on the planet.
The next-generation robotic rover – a car-sized, six-wheeled vehicle carrying seven scientific instruments – is also scheduled to deploy a mini-helicopter on Mars and try out equipment for future human missions there. 
Its arrival at Mars is planned for February 18 at the site of an ancient river delta.
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