The US space agency launches Perseverance, its most sophisticated rover yet, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The robot will search for signs of life on the red planet and package rock samples to be returned to Earth onboard a future mission.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.