A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars "Perseverance" rover vehicle takes off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in this July 30, 2020, file photo. As "Perseverance" prepares to send high-definition images of its surroundings, one papal astronomer said he hoped these fresh new discoveries will inspire the next generation. (CNS/Reuters/Joe Skipper)