Today is a big day for NASA and the JPL! The new Mars Rover, “Perseverance” launched on the 30th of July of 2020. After the 6 month long interplanetary journey, the rover achieved its destination: The Red Planet. Along with the high-tech Mars Helicopter, the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space will land in the Jezero Crater, which is believed to be a former ancient lake on mars, and look there for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth.
For more information about Perseverance, you need to check out my latest post from 6th August by clicking here. As of 18th February 2021, 9:41pm CET, the rover entered Mars’ atmosphere and we are receiving signals from it! Perseverance is heading to the Jezero crater! If you want to watch the whole landing live, you need to watch the official NASA YouTube live video HERE.
Now lets gather up and watch this amazing achievement being made. History is being written guys! After the landing I will update this post with the newest information! See you soon and enjoy!
Update 18 February 2021 at 21:56 CET: Perseverance touchdown on Mars. Activation and calibration proceeding. First photo taken by the new rover: