The NASA Mars Perseverance mission will be making a historic landing today which will give further insight about the red planet as well as fossilized details of extinct microbial life on the planet – assuming one ever existed in the first place.
This is just an overview of how far we’ve come and what other interesting discoveries are expected of the NASA Perseverance mission which will land on the Jezero crater which is a site suspected to have had water in the history of the planet making it an ideal site to start for the search for microbial life’s footprint on the red planet.
1. Perseverance mission
The NASA Perseverance mission began some 7 months ago when the Perseverance rover was sent into space
2. An engineer working on the Perseverance rover
NASA engineers examining the Perseverance rover which will help make some vital discoveries about the planet Mars
3. A mission to look for signs of ancient life on Mars
The NASA Perseverance rover will touch down on Mars and help in critical scientific researches about the history of the red planet.
4. What the Perseverance rover looks like
A 3D representation of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars
5. Robotic camera
The robotic head of the NASA Perseverance rover will contain a number of cameras and microphones all of which will be used to send data to earth
6. Ingenuity helicopter
NASA Perseverance rover will also carry a helicopter to further the mission at a later point.
7. Separation of the Perseverance rover on Mars
Another 3D representation of the EDL process of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars
8. NASA engineers at work
NASA Perseverance rover at the NASA research center
9. EDL process
The EDL process of the NASA Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars
10. Different components
There are a couple of different components on the NASA Perseverance rover compared to the NASA curiosity rover.
11. A big human presence on Mars
Showcase of the NASA Perseverance rover for the Mars mission.
12. Data will be sent to Earth
The NASA Perseverance rover will send data back to earth from Mars which could take a couple of days before the space agency eventually show them to the world.
13. Scientific researches
The NASA Perseverance rover being tested at the NASA research center
14. Different wheel
Difference between the NASA Perseverance rover wheel and Curiosity wheel.
15. EDL process
The EDL process which means Entry, Descent and Landing on the Mars surface by the NASA Perseverance rover will be an historic moment as the space agency stated this will be a tough challenge with 7 minutes of terror.
16. One of the Perseverance rover’s wheel
Presentation of the NASA Perseverance rover’s wheel which is built with high-quality materials to give the rover a powerful grip to travel through the terrains of the red planet.
17. A successful touchdown on Mars
NASA’s employees celebrating the successful touchdown of the Mars Perseverance rover which made a successful touchdown at the Jezero Crate at about 12:55PM PT on Thursday Feb. 18th, 2021.
18. Touchdown on Jezero Crater
The first picture sent to Earth by the Perseverance rover on its touchdown on the Jezero crater, Mars. More images and audio files are expected to be released by NASA in the next couple of days.