‘Perseverance’ Rover Set to Land on Mars

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aMARSing: Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Finally Land On Mars

‘Perseverance’ Rover set to land on Mars on Thursday evening CET, and you can watch the aMARSing landing live online.

NASA announced that their “Perseverance” rover is due to land on Mars on Thursday evening CET. Engineers for the space agency have spoken about the landing and described it as “seven minutes of horror.”

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The amazing event will be viewable online and is also being broadcast on TVP Info. According to NASA the broadcast of the event will begin at 8:15 pm CET, and the agency estimate that at 9:55 pm CET the rover will make its landing.

The cost of the project is staggering and the entire Mars 2020 project has come in at USD 2.4 billion (1.99 billion Euros). They expect that the mission will last a further one Martian year which is equivalent to 687 Earth days and cost a further USD 300 million (249 million euros).


NASA have high hopes for the Perseverance mission and they aim to study the habitability of Mars by looking at the environment and seeing if in the past it was capable of supporting microbial life. The rover will be collecting soil samples and testing the Martian atmosphere too.


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Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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