Perseverance is the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to Mars, with a name that embodies NASA's passion for taking on and overcoming challenges. It will search for signs of ancient microbial life, characterize the planet's geology and climate, collect carefully selected and documented rock and sediment samples for possible return to Earth, and pave the way for human exploration beyond the Moon.
Let's set off on a journey through time and space to understand the change in our perspective after the first Moon landing, how far we have come, and most importantly -- why it's time to bring the focus back down to Earth.The first time humans saw our home planet Earth from deep space, from Apollo 8, November 1968.
Launch time tentatively set for 4:50am PT.
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