NASA’s new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

This photo made available by NASA was taken during the first drive of the Perseverance rover on Mars on Thursday. Perseverance landed on Feb. 18. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive.