THE ‘SPIRIT OF PARADISE’ ON ITS WAY TO MARS

With the scheduled launch of the Mars Rover “Perseverance” from Cape Canaveral today, the Spirit of Paradise is also on board for the journey to the red planet. Two chips, one etched with the words “Paradise Strong”, and the other etched with “Town of Paradise, California” are affixed to the top of the rover. The Paradise chips are making the 150-million mile trip, with landing set to take place at the end of February of next year. NASA’s Jerry Stoces said of the etchings, “We wanted to do something special for Paradise.”

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