How will Perseverance help with future human exploration? And how will the Mars Ingenuity Helicopter work?
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is creating a lot of excitement. The new rover will look for signs of past microbial life, cache rock and soil samples, and prepare for future human exploration.
As part of the assembly, test, and launch operations team, NASA engineer Michelle Colizzi explains the Perseverance rover’s mission. She details how the drill will collect core samples and outlines plans to test a new technology to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere.
For more information about the mission, go to: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/