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NASA Mars 2020 Lanyard
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NASA Mars 2020 Lanyard

Celebrate the launch and ongoing mission of Mars 2020!

The lanyard measures 490 mm long (end to end) and is full colour printed on all four sides, lobster catch and plastic safety break included.

The lanyard features sections from an actual photograph taken of the red planet with official mission logo's.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will search for signs of ancient microbial life, which will advance NASA's quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. The rover has a drill to collect core samples of Martian rock and soil, then store them in sealed tubes for pickup by a future mission that would ferry them back to Earth for detailed analysis. Perseverance will also test technologies to help pave the way for future human exploration of Mars.

Strapped to the rover's belly for the journey to Mars is a technology demonstration Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, which may achieve a "Wright Brothers moment “ by testing the first powered flight on the Red Planet.

The Mars 2020 mission launched on July 30, 2020, at 4:50 a.m. PDT (7:50 a.m. EDT).