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Mars 2020

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Mars 2020 is a Mars rover mission by NASA's Mars Exploration Program including the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter drone. It was launched on 30 July 2020 at 11:50 UTC,[1] and landed in the Jezero crater on Mars on 18 February 2021.

It investigated to see if living organisms lived on Mars and if people can live there.[2][3] The Ingenuity helicopter crashed in January 2024.


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  1. "SciGuySpace/status/1278067392703336448". ArsTechnica. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  2. Chang, Alicia (9 July 2013). "Panel: Next Mars rover should gather rocks, soil". Associated Press. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  3. Schulte, Mitch (20 December 2012). "Call for Letters of Application for Membership on the Science Definition Team for the 2020 Mars Science Rover" (PDF). NASA. NNH13ZDA003L. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.