‘Touchdown confirmed’: NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars, World News

By | February 19, 2021

‘Landing confirmed’: NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars, World Information

NASA’s  Perseverance rover landed on Mars after efficiently encountering  “seven minutes of terror” whereas touching down on the pink planet.

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The rover landed at 2055 GMT changing into solely the fifth ever to set its wheels down on Mars. The rover which is the dimensions of an SUV weighs a ton and is armed with a robotic arm and 19 cameras and two microphones.

Perseverance will undertake its mission to seek for clues of life on Mars which can have existed there billions of years in the past. 

Luther Beegle, deputy supervisor of the science division at NASA mentioned: “Touchdown on Mars is tough. Touchdown on any planet is tough. Now that we have executed it once more, we would get to the purpose the place we expect it is routine but it surely’s not. It is a very tough course of and now we get to go to work. The science crew will get to go to work.” 

“The engineering crew will get to drive the rover throughout Mars and actually see what we will do with it. That is essentially the most complicated factor we have ever landed, and it is simply going to be numerous enjoyable over the subsequent few years,” Beegle added.

Steve Jurczyk, appearing administrator of NASA mentioned: “possibly by mid-to-end of the 2030s we will begin pushing out of the Earth-Moon system and land astronauts on Mars.”

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US President Joe Biden additionally hailed the historic touchdown. Biden congratulated NASA and mentioned that the occasion has proved as soon as once more that with the ability of science and American ingenuity, nothing is past the realm of risk.


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