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NASA’s Mars rover set for 2nd attempt to pick up a rock sample

The Siasat | 22/08/2021 09:33 AM | Click to read full article

NASA’s Perseverance rover which did not collect a rock sample on Mars in its first attempt to gather samples is all set for another attempt in the coming weeks to scoop up Martian rocks. 

“We were just super excited that the hardware worked from beginning to end without any faults. And then there was that surprise – ‘No sample? What do you mean no sample?’,” said Louise Jandura, the Chief Engineer for Sampling & Caching on NASA’s Perseverance team.