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Check out more details about Perseverance (rover), excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, is an SUV-sizedMars rover designed toexploreJezero Crater on Mars as part of NASA‘s Mars 2020 mission. It was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and launched on 30 July 2020 at 11:50:00UTC.Confirmation that the rover successfully landed on Mars was received on 18 February 2021 at 20:55 UTC.As of 20 February 2021, Perseverance has been on Mars for 2sols (2total days; 2 days) since landing.Perseverance carries seven scientific investigation instruments and possesses a total of 19 cameras and two microphones. The rover is carrying the mini-helicopter Ingenuity, an experimental aircraft that will attempt the first powered flight on another planet.
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NASA has shared updates after landing the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “NASA reveals incredible new images from Perseverance rover after historic landing on Mars, ABC7“, below:
In the video published on Feb. 17, 2021, “10 images that reveal what we’ve learned about Mars after decades of exploration“, below:
In the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “WATCH LIVE: NASA gives update on Perseverance rover’s mission on Mars“, below:
In the video published on Feb. 18, 2021, “Watch ‘7 Minutes Of Terror’ As NASA Perseverance Rover Descends To Mars, NBC News“, below:
NASA’s Chief Administrator Steve Jurczyk believes the agency could be ready to send humans to Mars by the late 2030s. To make that a reality, researchers need to determine if life ever existed on Mars, if the planet has resources future explorers could use, and gain an understanding of Mars’ climate and geology. NASA’s new Perseverance rover will be a major step towards human exploration of Mars. Equipped with some of the most advanced scientific equipment, this rover will search for evidence to determine whether life ever existed on Mars, and a host of other experiments including a device capable of converting Mars’ atmosphere into breathable oxygen, in the video published on Feb. 18, 2021, “Mission To Mars: Will Humans Visit The Red Planet By 2030? NBC Nightly News“, below:
It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we’ll make Mars our next home. “Humans will survive no matter what happens on Earth,” Petranek says. “We will never be the last of our kind.” in the video published on May 5, 2016, “Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive, Stephen Petranek“, below:
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