A helo hovers above the surface of the red planet. The pilot sits at his desk back on Earth as his helicopter’s high-res camera sends back images of Martian craters, mountains and plains. It’s not a sci-fi movie, it’s the NASA mission that launched last week, and will land the Perseverance Rover on Mars in February 2021. Not only will NASA hover over the planet, but the rover will hunt water, pick up rocks to be sent to Earth, and attempt to make oxygen from Martian carbon dioxide. Space nut Bill Whittle, creator of a 4-part series on the Apollo 11 moon mission, analyzes the importance of this mission to Mars.
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