NASA to launch Mars 2020 Rover to further exploration of the Red Planet
NASA has announced that it will launch a new mission to Mars in 2020 named as Mars 2020 Rover mission. The mission will endeavor to find out the potential habitability of the Mars environment, and directly search for signs of prehistoric Martian life. This attempt if successful will facilitate future manned missions.
The Mars 2020 rover mission is likely to be launched somewhere in July or August 2020, which will make landing on the red planet after an eight to nine month journey in 2021. The mission will be designed and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The mission rover will be based on the design of the successful rover, Curiosity that is functioning since it landed on the Mars in August 2012 and is a part of the NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.