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Florida launched a Atlas V rocket with the Mars Rover Perseverance

In Florida, launched a carrier rocket Atlas V with a research Rover Perseverance, which is to look for traces of life on Mars, live broadcast of the launch leads NASA.

The carrier rocket was launched at 07:50 am East coast time USA (14:50 GMT). Arrival research Rover into orbit is scheduled for February 18, 2021.

The Rover is equipped with seven scientific instruments, including it will take the helicopter, which first flew over the surface of another planet.

The main task Perseverance will be the search for traces of life on Mars. To do this, the device will collect samples of Martian soil, which, as planned, NASA will return to Earth no earlier than 2031.