“These are days that I’ve waited years for—it almost doesn’t seem real,” says Adam Nelessen of @NASAJPL. “It looks like it’s straight out of a science fiction movie”
Humans could make it to Mars one day, but for now, our AR experience may be as close as you can get. See the red planet through @NASAPersevere's eyes:
Onboard cameras captured pictures and video of the Perseverance rover's successful landing—and the first audio recorded on Mars
Human interest in Mars is ageless. Take a visual tour through our evolving fascination with the red planet
Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter I carry, is working as expected. I’m currently charging it, but once I set it down, it’ll rely solely on its solar panels. If it survives the brutally cold Martian nights, the team will attempt flight. #CountdownToMars
I love rocks. Look at these right next to my wheel. Are they volcanic or sedimentary? What story do they tell? Can’t wait to find out.
Over the coming weeks, as the data are downloaded and processed, NASA will release the sights and sounds of a rover plunging to an alien surface
Where am I now? Check out this interactive map to zoom in and explore my landing site:
And for the ground level view, my first images are here, with many more to come in the days ahead:
This 👇We get this question so often, and there are many answers, and I love Emily’s eloquence and compassion here.
The rover's journey from Earth was a long & complicated one. From the first pieces of construction to the "7 minutes of terror" landing sequence, every component needed to be just right in order to succeed. Built For Mars: The Perseverance Rover premieres tonight at 8/7c.
After a harrowing plunge through the thin Martian atmosphere, Percy can begin its landmark hunt for signs of ancient life