14. Blast-off - Earth.com

Here’s the Perseverance mission launching from Cape Canaveral on July 30, 2020. And the whole thing wouldn’t have been possible without a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. One of these devices first propelled a NASA mission to the Red Planet when it successfully flew the 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter there. Overall, Perseverance was the fifth trip to Mars powered by an Atlas V.

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