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Born slippy: NASA Mars rover Perseverance to persevere on Earth a little longer as launch date pushed back again

HildyJ Silver badge

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At this point, regardless of Elon's dreams. SpaceX doesn't have any proven launch vehicle to fly Perseverance to Mars.

Of course this could change if they miss the launch window and delay until 2022.

Note that the launch window is a date with very little wiggle room. As Mars moves away from Earth the Atlas will no longer be able to get Perseverance there.

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