NASA Delays Launch of its Next Mars Rover

Launch of next Mars rover slips to July 30 as planetary launch window extended.

NASA is pushing back the launch of its next Mars rover, called Perseverance, by a week, due to a problem with the rocket.  An Atlas 5 rocket is going to send the spacecraft to the Red Planet. However, due to possible trouble with an oxygen sensor NASA and United Launch Alliance are prompted to delay the launch to no earlier than July 30, the space agency announced Tuesday. The agency’s $2.4 billion Perseverance Mars rover is scheduled to launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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