Sunday, October 16, 2016

European-led Mars lander starts descent to red planet

After traveling for seven months, a mothership from Europe left its mothership on Sunday. Europe's first Mars rover will be looking for sign of current and past life on the planet. Paolo Ferri, the head of the missions operation claimed the separation to be a success. This mission has only been the second attempt to settle on the planet of Mars. Their first, was a mission in 2003 that had failed. Not only is landing on Mars a difficult task for this nation, but for others as well, including NASA. The total cost for this operation is approximately $1.4 billion. According to President Obama, he has high hopes of sending people to the planet by the year 2030.

Alexa Ortiz

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