It was announced today that the first unmanned landing on Mars is scheduled for the end of this month.
NASA announced in a blog post that the Mars 2020 rover will begin its mission on October 5.
The rover will attempt to land in the “doughnut shape” of the Red Planet.
“Mars 2020 will be the first mission to land a rover on the surface of Mars, and it will be one of the most challenging missions of its kind,” NASA said in a statement.
“The first-ever rover landing is a historic moment for NASA, but it will also be a significant milestone in the search for life on Mars.”
Mars 2020 is expected to carry a small robotic lander called Spirit that will look for signs of ancient microbial life.
NASA has already begun using the Spirit rover to examine the soil around the Red Mars.
In the coming weeks, NASA will launch a series of missions to the Red planet to search for signs that ancient life may exist there.
The rover is also expected to investigate water on the Red Moon, which was once a lake on the planet’s surface.
The probe is set to land on the moon in 2021.
The Mars 2020 landing marks the first manned mission to the planet by a private space company.
SpaceX is also planning to send a rover to Mars in 2021 and send a robotic probe to the surface in 2022.