Watch: NASA releases video of Perseverance landing

NASA released the first video of the Perseverance rover landing, which is on a mission to search for signs of past life on Mars.

Jessica Samuels, Perseverance’s surface mission manager, said the rover was operating as expected so far and engineers were conducting an intensive check of its systems and instruments.

She said the team was preparing for a flight by the rover’s small helicopter drone dubbed Ingenuity.

Over the coming years, Perseverance will attempt to collect 30 rock and soil samples in sealed tubes to be sent back to Earth sometime in the 2030s for lab analysis.


Khaleej Times

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