NASA To Ship An Vehicle To Mars In 2020; May Search For Signs Of Ancient Life

‘s next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a unmanned rover car to search for indications of ancient life in regions of the world that is reddish.

The successor to the 2012 Curiosity rover, which might start in July or even August 2020, will soon be armed with seven brand new tools and re-designed wheels, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.

The new car will examine the Mars terrain, both above and below and collect rock and soil samples.

“What we hear from the samples collected in this mission has the capability to address whether we are alone in the universe,” said Ken Farley, a JPL scientist with the Mars 2020 project.

JPL is also developing a landing technology that will allow the rover to see sites deemed too insecure and shave miles off its own journey.

NASA has landed spacecraft around Mars seven days and is using the International Space Station to prepare for missions.

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