NASA's Perseverance rover drops first sample on Mars, to return it to Earth one day
"Seeing our first sample on the ground is a great capstone to our prime mission period, which ends on Jan. 6."
| Dec 22, 2022 03:53 AM EST
Created: Dec 22, 2022 03:53 AM EST
NASA’s Perseverance rover deposited the first of several samples onto the Martian surface on Dec. 21, 2022, the 653rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.