The NASA probe is conducting a test drive on Mars


The US space agency said (NASAThe agency’s Perseverance spacecraft made its first flight on the red planet (Mars), moving 6.5 meters in 33 minutes.The short flight served as a navigation test for tests of the probe systems. NASA aims to get “Perseverance” to make trips of 200 meters or more as soon as it begins its scientific exploration.

The spacecraft, which weighs about 1,000 kilograms and is the size of a small car, landed on Mars in a precarious landing maneuver on February 18 after a 480 million km journey through space.

Perseverance is expected to study the Martian surface for two years.


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