11. First drive test • Earth.com

This shot shows Perseverance making its first cautious drive on the surface of Mars. Taking things easy, the rover covered a distance of just over 21 feet without mishap. And a NASA press release quoted engineer Anais Zarifian, who said, “This was our first chance to ‘kick the tires’ and take Perseverance out for a spin. The rover’s six-wheel-drive responded superbly.” Good to know!

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