NASA’s next Mars rover carries tribute to healthcare workers fighting coronavirus

NASA’s next Mars rover will bear to the Red Planet a tribute to brave healthcare workers fighting a pandemic here on Earth.

The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance, which is scheduled to launch on July 20, has been outfitted with a small aluminum plate honoring the doctors, nurses and other folks fighting to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and treating the people suffering from COVID-19, the disease it causes, NASA officials announced today (June 17).

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