NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars: How it went, and what’s next
The NASA Perseverance rover made a successful landing on Mars on Thursday. Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the U.S. However, they believe this is one of the best spots on Mars to search for signs of ancient life. Ad“Onboard Perseverance we have some pieces of technology that are specifically flying to mars to advance human exploration,” said Adam Steltzner, NASA Perseverance chief engineer. AdRead more: NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life
Here’s how NASA’s Perseverance rover will try to land on Mars
One week from today, NASA will attempt to land its newest rover onto the red planet. This is no easy task, as you’ll see in this short video explaining how NASA will try to stick this landing -- watch above. Read more: NASA launches Mars 2020 Perseverance roverPerseverance was launched successfully back in July from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The rover is set to land on Mars Feb. 18, 2021 at the planet’s Jezero Crater. The mission has the ambitious goal of returning samples of Mars rock and soil back to Earth.