Seen from below, NASAs the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover bears a plaque to the right of its middle wheel commemorating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world.

Seen from below, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is in position in the aeroshell that will protect the rover on its way to the Red Planet. To the right of the middle wheel is the plaque that commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world. Featuring a snake-entwined rod to symbolize healing and medicine, the plaque was attached to the rover in May 2020 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

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