A Neil Armstrong for Mars: Landing the Mars 2020 Rover
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Launch Window July 17 - Aug. 5, 2020 Launch Location Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Landing Feb. 18, 2021 Landing Site Jezero Crater, Mars Mission Duration At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)
The rover has a new, more capable wheel design, among other improvements. For the first time, the rover carries a drill for coring samples from Martian rocks and soil.
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