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Mars rover travels 6.5 metres in ‘flawless’ first drive – Al Jazeera English

Perseverance rover can travel 200 metres a day, but scientists need to conduct tests before it ventures further.

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NASAs Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science labs picture-perfect touchdown on the floor of an enormous crater, mission managers said on Friday.
The Perseverance rover first ventured from its landing position Thursday, two weeks after landing on the Red Planet to seek signs of past life.
Taking directions from mission managers at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles, the rover rolled four metres…

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