Launch of NASA’s next Mars rover delayed again due to ‘contamination concern’ in the ground

The launch of NASA’s next Mars rover was delayed until July 22 due to a contamination problem with the ground support team, the space agency said today (June 24).

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover was slated to launch toward the Red Planet on July 20 from a platform at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. But a problem arose when engineers worked to encapsulate the rover in the nose of its Atlas V rocket, which was built by the United Launch Alliance.