The Perseverance rover has landed on Mars
After seven months in space, the journey of NASA's latest rover, Perseverance, has come to an end, as the robot landed safely this Thursday, February 18 on Martian soil in Jezero crater after a particularly perilous maneuver.On Mars, the Perseverance mission will last several years, the robot will have to collect and analyze many samples with a common question: are we alone in the universe?
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10:20 pm: "This is what NASA is doing"
"NASA works.When we join our arms, our hands and our brains, we can succeed.This is what Nasa does", said, moved, engineer Rob Manning.
10:05 pm: “We are there! Here we are! ", Macron tweets
Emmanuel Macron also celebrated the landing of Perseverance: “We are there! Here we are! ", He tweeted.The president attended the event from the Paris headquarters of the Center national d'Etudes spatiales (Cnes).
10 p.m .: Perseverance sends its first photo of Mars
The NASA rover sent its first photo of Martian soil after landing in Jezero Crater."Hello world.My first sight of the house that will be mine forever," its official account tweeted to accompany the extraordinary black and white image, on which we can see the shadow of the vehicle projected on the ground.
9:55 p.m.: The Perseverance rover has landed on Mars
“Landing confirmed! “Exclaimed Swati Mohan, in charge of operations control.In the control room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, the teams present exploded with joy at the time of the confirmation.
Posted Date: 2021-03-07