A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via ReutersA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via Reuters
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via Reuters

Nasa’s Perseverance Mars blasts off in search of signs of alien life

  • Mission could pave way for arrival of astronauts on Mars as early as the 2030s
  • Perseverance rover is headed for unexplored Jezero Crater, riddled with treacherous cliffs, dunes and boulders, to seek ‘holy grail of Mars science’

Topic |   Space
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via ReutersA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via Reuters
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. Photo: Nasa handout via Reuters
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