NASA's 'Perseverance' Rover Has Launched, Will Hunt For Life On Mars
NASA launched its Mars Rover "Perseverance" this morning from Cape Canaveral. A project like this requires a lot of people behind the scenes, and one of them is a native Angeleno.
"I grew up in South Central L.A. over in the Crenshaw area and went to school at Cal Poly Pomona, so I stayed an L.A. native basically my entire life," said Luis Dominguez, a Jet Propulsion Lab engineer with Mars 2020 who helped with the rover assembly:
"I originally got into engineering because I wanted to build airplanes and I was just fascinated by how airplanes worked and at some point in 7th grade I found out that aerospace engineers design and build airplanes so that kinda set my trajectory in life."
The rover is expected to land on the red planet in February.
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- Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover (NASA)