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NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Launch window opens at 7:50 am tomorrow

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The Perseverance rover is now on it's launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is planned for July 30, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.  Check the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex  for hours and/or any restrictions on visiting the complex.  The first launch opportunity begins at

4:50 a.m. PDT/ 7:50 a.m. EDT on July 30

The launch period is approximately three weeks, from July 30 to August 15. The duration of the daily launch window varies from day to day. The launch windows will last approximately two hours, with a unique launch opportunity every five minutes.

The Mars 2020 spacecraft with its Perseverance Rover will launch on an Atlas V-541 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  The Atlas V is one of the largest rockets available for interplanetary flight.  This is the same type of rocket that launched the InSight and Curiosity to Mars.  The launch vehicle is provided by United Launch Alliance, Centennial Colorado.

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