According to NASA's plan, the NASA Perseverance is required to do an important job of delivering a shipment of samples to a missile that will launch them from a red planet in ten years.
Perseverance has already collected 11 samples, and plans to continue drilling rocks. According to Minakshi Wadhwa of the University of Arizona, the most recent sample is likely to contain evidence of ancient Martian life.
If Perseverance suddenly breaks down, he's gonna get two helicopters to help him, and they're gonna be built and launched in the next 10 years.
Jeff Gramling, NASA's program director, said every helicopter would be designed to pick up one tube at a time, so they'll make a few flights back and forth.
If everything goes according to plan, all samples will be sent from Mars in 2031, and they will arrive on Earth in 2033.
Then we're going to need a lab analysis to determine if there's any living microbes that could have existed on Mars billions of years ago when there was water on the planet.