Mars 2020 Perseverance Has Launched

A rocket begins launching from its pad, sending smoke and flames outward. Ocean appears in the background.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The rover was designed and built by JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA.

NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast a post-launch news conference, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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