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NASA's Perseverance Rover is Carrying These 5 Key Items For its Journey to Mars
News18 | 22/12/2020 06:24 PM | Click to read full article
NASA described the objects as ‘decorative and functional’ and stated that addition of these ‘extras’ is part of the ‘early space age’ tradition, now termed as ‘festooning’.
To pay a tribute and honour frontline health workers during the global pandemic, the perseverance is also carrying a plate which commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perseverance is carrying three microchips stencilled with names of almost 11 million people who wished to fly to Mars ‘virtually’.