The Marvelous Mars Rover


Brandon Clark, Writer

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s overall top priority is to “…boldly expand frontiers in air and space…” Whether it is sending advanced satellites into space, sending men to the moon, or increasing our understanding of the unknown, NASA has accomplished all of these feats and continues to do so today. A new rover is targeted for launch in July 2020. 

Curiosity is just one notable creation by NASA’s talented innovators and engineers. NASA launched Curiosity on November 11, 2011, and decades later, the rover still roams the surface of Mars. The objective of Curiosity is to analyze the rocky red planet and determine its landing sites’ capabilities of supporting life. Over a decade later, this rover gave way to a new successor, the Mars 2020. The Mars 2020 rover’s main objective is similar to that of Curiosity, but it is tasked with discovering signatures of life that previously existed on the planet. 

Plans for Mars 2020 continue to unfold by announcements from teams working diligently at NASA. Just recently, NASA revealed the name for the new Mars rover: Perseverance, a fitting name for all of those who continue to pioneer beyond our world. You follow the progress of Perseverance HERE.