- Feb 19, 2021
- in Science & Technology
NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands
NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet
After a seven-month-long journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the Red Planet on18th February 2021.
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers).
A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Red planet (Mars) is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Mars, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith. Also flying with Perseverance is NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, which will attempt to show controlled, powered flight is possible in the very thin Martian atmosphere.