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NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
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go, Atlas, Go! Center, Go! Mars 2020 eight, seven, five, zero Release. And at Lefty, you have gone to closed loop control coming up on 30 seconds into flight. They already won. 80 is throttling down. As expected, Engine response looks good and mark one Atlas five now supersonic and passing 45 seconds from the flight vehicles now passing through Max Q maximum dynamic pressure and passing. One minute into flight in the rd 1/80 throttling back up as expected, Engine response looks good. At this time in flight, the SRB chamber pressures remain nominal. The rt 1 80 Pump speed and fuel injector pressures are responding well to demands on the engine standing by for SRB burnout shortly and we have burned out on all four srb burnout pressure signatures Look good standing by for SRB jettison shortly and we have a way
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NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built is on its way to the red planet. NASA's Perseverance blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket Thursday morning. It's the first step in an ambitious project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. The six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological samples that will eventually be retrieved and brought home in about a decade. China and the United Arab Emirates also have spacecraft en route to Mars, after launching last week. They are all due to arrive at Mars in February.

The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built is on its way to the red planet.

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NASA's Perseverance blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket Thursday morning.

It's the first step in an ambitious project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.

The six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological samples that will eventually be retrieved and brought home in about a decade.

China and the United Arab Emirates also have spacecraft en route to Mars, after launching last week. They are all due to arrive at Mars in February.