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NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

NASA Mars rover. Launch: July 30, 2020. Landing: Feb. 18, 2021. Hobbies: Photography, collecting rocks, off-roading. 🚀 Team HQ @NASAJPL

Jezero Crater, Mars

Joined on 26 February, 2020

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020

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Behind every successful mission is a great team. I'm so proud of mine, and honored that @POTUS is, too.

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“One of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
@OctaviaEButler

My team informally named my touchdown site “Octavia E. Butler Landing” in honor of the late author. Butler’s protagonists embody determination and inventiveness.

📸: Ching-Ming Cheung

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You shared your celebrations from around the world. Thank you to all who are on this journey with me. We’re just getting started.

#CountdownToMars

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I’m on the move! Just took my first test drive on Mars, covering about 16 feet (5 meters). You’re looking at the very beginning of my wheel tracks. Many more to make.

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WATCH NOW🔴
Members of my team are providing updates on the “firsts” I’ve achieved so far and what my plans will be as I set out on the search for ancient life on Mars. .

Tag your questions #CountdownToMars

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A quick test of my steering, and things are looking good as I get ready to roll. My team and I are keen to get moving. One step at a time.

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Now that the team and I have achieved a series of “firsts” since my landing on the Red Planet, join a discussion on Friday, March 5, at 12:30 pm PT (3:30 pm ET/2030 UTC) focused on those big moments and get a look at what comes next as I start roving.

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This week I’ve been doing lots of health checkouts, getting ready to get to work. I’ve checked many tasks off my list, including instrument tests, imaging, and getting my arm moving. Warming up for a marathon of science.

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Quoted @HiRISE

NASA Perseverance on the Ground in Color

Perseverance can be seen in this enhanced HiRISE color image at its landing site, six days after touchdown, doing system checks. The site appears to be covered in loose dark material with brighter material underneath.

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Thanks for looking out for me, @HiRISE. Long before I got here, you helped map this place out. Now we’ve got a whole new perspective. So much to explore.

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I’m part of a proud lineage of robotic explorers, carrying the torch forward on Mars. This plaque I carry pays tribute to those who’ve gone before me, and to new possibilities ahead.

#CountdownToMars

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Luck favors the prepared. @NASA_Wallops' work on my parachute is proof of that. They overcame an extraordinary engineering challenge by doing everything possible to get my parachute right. See how they made it work under harsh conditions:

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LIVE🔴
Take a close look at my new home. Members of my team are giving you a tour around the high-def 360-degree panorama I sent back. They're zooming in on the details of the Martian terrain I'm in and are answering your questions live. #CountdownToMars

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Get a guided tour around the first high-def 360-degree look at my new environment. Mission experts explain why it’s got scientists back on Earth excited, and will answer your questions. Tune in today, Feb. 25, 1pm PT (4pm ET/2100 GMT). #CountdownToMars

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From every corner of the globe, you sent your names to ride aboard with me and now we’re here.
#CountdownToMars

Missed your chance? Send your name on NASA’s next Mars mission:

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A moment of respect for the descent stage. Within two minutes of safely delivering me to the surface of Mars, I caught the smoke plume on one of my Hazcams from its intentional surface impact — an act that protected me and the scientific integrity of my landing site.

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I’m taking it all in. This is the first 360º view of my home using Mastcam-Z. This dual, high-definition camera system sits atop my mast and has zoom capability. Inspect tiny details of Jezero Crater with the special interactive viewer at #CountdownToMars

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Picture yourself on Mars. @NASA collaborated with @NatGeo to make an augmented reality effect using my mission data. Head to @Instagram where @NASA_Astronauts Jessica Watkins demonstrates how to join me and even take a selfie together.
#CountdownToMars

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Replying to @NASA: ‼️ HAPPENING NOW: @NASAPersevere experts answer YOUR questions live during a @Reddit AMA about our Mars rover’s Feb. 18 landing,…

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‼️ HAPPENING NOW: @NASAPersevere experts answer YOUR questions live during a @Reddit AMA about our Mars rover’s Feb. 18 landing, as well as today’s newly released images, sounds, and videos of the Red Planet.

What do you want to know? ➡️

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Scan this image for the various pieces of my landing system, which did their jobs perfectly before coming to rest on Mars. Teams of experts poured years of work into each one. My safe landing is what tells you they nailed it.


📷: @HiRISE
#CountdownToMars

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