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Piloting Red Rover

Mars seen from space

Planet Mars

Mars is our closest planetary neighbor. That’s why NASA has been sending rovers to Mars for more than 20 years to explore its surface. These small robots collect and analyze Martian rocks. These samples, provide scientists with valuable information about the surface of the red planet.

Your job is to collect samples with NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance. You’ll beam instructions from Earth to Mars. Sound easy? Sending instructions may be a little trickier than you think.

Mars seen from space

Planet Mars

Mars is our closest planetary neighbor. That’s why NASA has been sending rovers to Mars for more than 20 years to explore its surface. These small robots collect and analyze Martian rocks. These samples, provide scientists with valuable information about the surface of the red planet.

Your job is to collect samples with NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance. You’ll beam instructions from Earth to Mars. Sound easy? Sending instructions may be a little trickier than you think. 

Image Credits:
Planet Mars, courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS.