Perseverance Mars rover: Nasa releases first-drive review

Vehicle had no problem going 6.5 metres, turning and backing up, then photographed its own wheel marks on planet’s surface

Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance has taken a short drive two weeks after touching down, mission managers have said.

The six-wheeled, car-sized probe went 6.5 metres (21.3 feet) during a half-hour test within Jezero crater, an ancient lake bed and river delta.

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