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Old July 30th, 2020 #1
Ray Allan
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Default Nuclear-powered dune buggy Perserverance and helicopter Ingenuity set to go to Mars

The countdown has started. Launch is scheduled for 7:50 a.m. EDT at the start of a 2-hour launch window.


Animation of Atlas 5 booster launch sequence and mission profile:

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Old July 30th, 2020 #2
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The Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter are finally on the journey to Mars.

The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/world...scn/index.html
 
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