NASA's Bigger and Better Rover Perseverance Is on Its Way to Mars

A new and better-equipped exploration rover is on its 300 million-mile journey to Mars Thursday morning after lifting off from Cape Canaveral on the Florida coast.  Rover Perseverance is hitching a ride aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket that blasted off at about 4:50 a.m. California time. NASA’s science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, pronounced the launch the…