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NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars – here’s what happens next

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NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars – here’s what happens next

Image caption: The first image taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover after touching down on Thursday. Image source: NASA. Article by Mike Wehner. BGR – February 18, 2021.

  • NASA’s years-long Perseverance program has just crossed a major milestone with a successful landing on the Red Planet.
  • Perseverance landed just as NASA planned, and it goes without saying that the mission controllers and engineers were elated with the outcome.
  • Now that the rover has landed, the fun stuff can begin, with scientific research and even a helicopter flight or two.

A mission many years in the making has just hit its stride, with NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully entering the Martian atmosphere, cruising to the surface, and landing, all while remaining in one piece. That’s harder than it might sound, and NASA’s team celebrated the incredible accomplishment briefly before looking toward the future, which will be filled with scientific discoveries and, hopefully, a whole bunch of awesome images of Mars. […]

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Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet – nasa.gov

“Touchdown confirmed!”: NASA celebrates as Perseverance rover lands on Mars – CBS News

NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars – The Verge

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