Daily Current Affairs - August 02, 2020
National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on 30th July, 2020. The primary goal of the rover will be to search for potential signs of past microbial life, or bio-signatures on the Red Planet.
- The Rover was launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , Florida.
- The mission is designed to better understand the geology and climate of Mars.
- The rover will test new technologies to benefit future human and robotic space exploration.
- The rover will land at a site of Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021.