Very recently NASA launched a spacecraft to Mars. The craft is carrying a land rover named PERSEVERANCE as well as a Helicopter aka drone named Ingenuity. Why would NASA call a rover Perseverance? Here’s why.
- The trip to Mars will take about seven months and about 300 million miles (480 million kilometers).
- The spacecraft reaches temperatures of about 2,300 to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1,200 to 1,300 degrees Celsius as it enters Mars atmosphere.
- Flight course adjustments 5 different adjustment opportunities.
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