Red Planet Rodeo

Mars Perseverance rover wouldn't exist without these 6 groundbreaking missions — look

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Liftoff!

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Perseverance, NASA’s rover that landed on Mars in February, is looking for signs of ancient microbial life and determining if the Red Planet is habitable for humans.

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But its ambitious mission wouldn’t be doable without the rovers, landers, and orbiters that came before it.