• NASA's Mars Perseverance launch date has slipped eight more days

    14 days ago - By Ars Technica

    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station undergoes a Wet Dress Rehearsal in preparation for launching Mars Perseverance. [credit:
    United Launch Alliance
    NASA says it will be forced to delay the launch of its multibillion-dollar Perseverance mission to no earlier than July 30. The Mars-bound large rover must launch on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida before the middle of August, or it will miss Earth's conjunction with the red planet.
    This is the third delay in the launch campaign for Perseverance, formerly known as...
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