NASA’s Perseverance rover close to completing its 1st set of goals on MARS
The US space agency, NASA’s Perseverance rover is close to completing its first set of objectives on MARS.
According to media reports, the NASA robot has collected a diverse set of rock samples that it will soon deposit on the surface, awaiting carriage to Earth by later missions.
It’s 17 months since the vehicle arrived in an area called Jezero Crater, slung below a rocket crane.
NASA and the European Space Agency are working up a plan to retrieve the rock cache. It’s an audacious plan that will involve another landing system, some helicopters, a Martian rocket, and an interplanetary freighter. The goal is to have the samples back on Earth in 2033.