At a briefing on the standing of the Mars Perseverance rover, NASA unveiled a surprising video of the rovers descent and touchdown. It’s a sort of view we’ve by no means seen earlier than on any spacecraft descending to the Pink planet.
“This video of Perseverance’s descent is the closest you will get to touchdown on Mars with out placing on a stress go well with,” stated Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA affiliate administrator for science. “It ought to turn out to be necessary viewing for younger men and women who not solely wish to discover different worlds and construct the spacecraft that can take them there, but in addition wish to be a part of the various groups attaining all of the audacious targets in our future.”
“Now we lastly have a front-row view to what we name ‘the seven minutes of terror’ whereas touchdown on Mars,” stated Michael Watkins, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which manages the mission for the company. “From the explosive opening of the parachute to the touchdown rockets’ plume sending mud and particles flying at landing, it’s completely awe-inspiring.”
NASA additionally launched the primary panorama of the rovers touchdown location which was taken by its two navigation cameras on its mast.
NASA additionally launched the first audio recording of the mission.