NASA's Perseverance lands on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on the surface of Mars on Thursday, triumphantly marking the end of its seven-month journey through space and the beginning of its Mars mission. I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere. #CountdownToMars...

NASA's Perseverance lands on Mars
NASA's Perseverance lands on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on the surface of Mars on Thursday, triumphantly marking the end of its seven-month journey through space and the beginning of its Mars mission.

I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere.

#CountdownToMars

— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

After a harrowing entry and descent onto the red planet inside a lander, Perseverance was lowered on a set of wires by the lander, which hovered 20 meters above the ground thanks to its small rockets. Everything in the entry, descent, and landing (known as the seven minutes of terror) went according to plan, and Perseverance can begin checking all of its parts and scientific instruments to make sure it's functioning properly. Read more...

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