This story is part of Welcome to Mars , our series exploring the red planet. Editor’s note: NASA and ULA launched the Perseverance rover at approximately 4:50 a.m. PT. The spacecraft separated successfully around 57 minutes after launch. You can read about the mission to Mars right here . The third Mars mission in two weeks is ready to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA’s newest Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, is on the launch pad and ready to head for Mars , with a helicopter on board , no less! Current weather conditions are extremely favorable for launch, with an 80% chance of getting off the pad and into space. Of course, you can watch the whole, historic launch live right here. We’ve got a livestream link above and more information about how to follow along below. NASA will livestream the event as the car-size rover takes off within a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Prelaunch coverage starts at 4 a.m. PT and the two-hour window opens at 4:50 a.m. PT. NASA announced on July 22 the mission had passed its flight readiness review, which includes a preparedeness assessment of the spacecraft, rocket, procedures… Read full this story
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