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August 19, 20216 min read, 1240 words
Published: August 19, 2021 | 6 min read, 1240 words
For the Perseverance rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the early predawn hours of August 6 were like the night before Christmas. Hours earlier, the scientists had ordered the rover to drill into a rock within Mars’s Jezero Crater to extract and store the missi...