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The final launch to Mars for the next two years looked pretty epic

  • Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is on its way. Trevor Mahlmann
  • The mighty "Dominator" Atlas V 541 goes supersonic with our newest Mars rover. Trevor Mahlmann
  • The stunning backdrop is courtesy of the launch taking place just a couple hours after sunrise. NASA
  • Four solid-rocket motors and a single RD-180 engine produce a lot of smoke and fire. NASA
  • So much smoke. NASA
  • And so much fire. NASA
  • Here's a view of the launch in infrared. NASA
  • The Atlas V rocket has launched NASA's previous four missions to Mars. NASA
  • This image provides a gorgeous view of the rocket launching from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. United Launch Alliance
  • Love the pillar of smoke. United Launch Alliance
  • Four solids give the Atlas V rocket a kick off the pad. United Launch Alliance
  • Love this image. United Launch Alliance
  • A good vantage point shows the rocket lifting off over the Atlantic Ocean. Read More – Source [contf] [contfnew]

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