NASA’s morden lander and rover ‘Perseverance‘ lands on Mars. After a six-month of orbit. The spacecraft landed on Mars at 2.30 am Indian time on Thursday. The task is to find out if there was any life on the red planet at any time.
For this, he will return in the next few years. Digging the soil of the red planet and collecting samples of rocks, fossils, soil, etc. NASA scientists are hopeful that they will arrive on Earth for research by 2030. The rover has already sent a picture of the surface of Mars.
Indian Swati Mohan was instrumental in NASA’s mission. He is the Head of Guidance, Navigation and Controls Operations (GN&C) at Perseverance. He confirmed that the Perseverance had safely landed on Mars . An automated manner from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Everyone working there immediately congratulated each other with applause.
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However, the spacecraft landed on Mars about 11 minutes before NASA’s announcement. Because it takes 11 minutes for a radio signal to reach Earth from Mars. Later, NASA brought to the fore the process of landing through animation video on the net. NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen also released the first image. Black-and-white image of Perseverance from the Jezero hole on Mars.
US President Joe Biden has congratulated NASA on the historic landing of the Perseverance on Mars. He wrote on Twitter, ‘Congratulations to NASA. All those who have worked tirelessly to make this historic mission to Perseverance a success. Today, once again, it is clear that nothing is impossible if science and American innovation can be harnessed. “
Of all the missions to Mars since 1965. Perseverance is the most ambitious, according to a NASA scientist. However, this is the third time in the last week that a Mars mission has taken place in the hands of Perseverance. Two spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates and China entered Mars orbit last week and began work.
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